Grub overlaping

Derek Broughton news at
Sun May 4 20:33:26 UTC 2008

Anna EdwARds wrote:

> What is the mbr 

Master Boot Record - first sector on a hard drive.  

> and isn't grub just installed to each partition? 

Not usually.  Usually you install it to the MBR, but there's nothing to stop
you doing it at the partition level.

> Also, i  
> am able to do this because i have every version and edition of windows and
> every version of every linux distro i could install installed.

I don't see how that makes any difference.  A computer boots from an
attached device, and that boot program can chain to another program ad
infinitum, but it's still the same computer that's running it.  I don't see
how you can use grub to boot your _other_ computers.

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