[Etherboot-users] Re: Linuxbios + Etherboot + tagged Kernel Image
ts1 at cma.co.jp
Wed May 7 03:03:00 CEST 2003
On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 02:00:58PM -0700, Donald J Christensen wrote:
> > IMHO it is a better solution than non-standard partitioning. Actually I
> > think the region past the first sector (512 bytes) is unused, if I am
> > reading http://www.ata-atapi.com/hiwtab.htm correctly.
> The 62 sectors after the MBR are not officially used, but there are
> apps and OSes that do make use of that space. For example, the latest
> version of TurboTax sticks some crap in there somewhere for its DRM
> mechanism. There was a big stink about it by some users, because it
> hosed other apps that also use that space.
> So if the PC is used for anything other than Linux (I don't know of
> any Linux OS or app related uses of that space), you might want to
> be careful.
I think GRUB is using this space to store its "stage1.5" image.
It's 6-9KB in size.
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