Partition resize

J dreadpiratejeff at
Wed Feb 3 03:29:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 22:12, Rashkae <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> I seem to remember that the bootloader has to reside in the Windows
>> partition. Has age taken it's toll and I have that wrong?
> Yup.
> And by Yup, I mean you have that completely, 180 degrees wrong.  The
> linux Bootloader resides in either the /boot folder of your linux root
> drive, or a dedicated boot partition.

And you are about 90 degrees wrong ;-)

stage 1 of the GRUB boot loader lives in the MBR and points to the
address of stage 1.5 which in turn gets us to stage 2, both of which
live in /boot, which is either in the root filesystem, or in a
separate boot partition if you're smart ;-)

Same goes for LILO if you're old enough to remember that one.  Half in
the MBR and half wherever /boot resides.

Regardless of the OS, at least some portion of the boot loader has to
reside in the MBR and point to the rest of the boot loader in order to
actually get your system up and running.




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