Size Problem

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Jun 13 00:47:20 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> A swap partition is marked as bootable? Educate me please.
> It's completely immaterial.  As far as I know, no modern OS cares about the
> bootable flag - certainly not Linux (ever), and not Windows since at least
> XP.

Not true at all.  It's perfectly valid to install your bootloader
(either grub or lilo) in the filesystem superblock and install a dos
style mbr that will automagically chainboot the Boot partition,
whichever it may be.

I'll have to double check before speaking for XP, but I'm fairly sure it
can be booted the same way as well.

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