Grub MBR an enigma

Derek Broughton derek at
Mon Mar 30 12:02:49 UTC 2009

Thorny wrote:

> That active partition is a DOS/Windows thing from the old days and I don't
> know if even Windows still cares about that. Someone who uses modern
> Windows can jump in here with info about that. Maybe Derek, he probably
> has to support Windows at the college or anyone who is reading and who
> knows.

I don't know which version of Windows stopped caring (at least XP), but no
modern OS cares about that boot flag.

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