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Naming Conventions for Hard Disks and Partitions

The naming conventions GRUB uses for hard disks and partitions differ from those used for normal Linux devices. It more closely resembles the simple disk enumeration the BIOS does and the syntax is similar to that used in some BSD derivatives. In GRUB, the numbering of the partitions starts with zero. This means that (hd0,0)  Full Article…

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LILO

lilo.conf This file, by default /etc/lilo.conf, is read by the boot loader installer ‘lilo’  The /etc/lilo.conf  File As with many Linux utilities, LILO can be customized with a configuration file in the /etc directory. The lilo.conf file has its own man page which is quite thorough. In fact, it may be a little too thorough  Full Article…

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Boot Loaders

2 way to set it up BIOS loads IPL from MBR BIOS loades another boot loader which load TPL from /boot   IPL= initial program loader a.k.a first stage boot loader MBR = master boot loader

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