Robert P. J. Day wrote: > > the GRUB code in the MBR doesn't jump to the stage 1.5 code > immediately. from memory (a long while back), more of GRUB is > installed in the remaining 20K of the hard drive after the MBR. i > (vaguely) remember this when *i* was wondering how the hell GRUB > worked, and i perused the source of the grub install command. that's > where i noticed more GRUB code being written to offset 1K -> 20K of > the hard drive. > > in any event, /sbin/grub-install is a shell script on fedora, so it's > readable. > > rday I believe that is where the stage 1.5 code is stored. The 1.5 stage is sort of a bridge between stage 1 and stage 2, that lets stage 2 be read from the file system supported by the specific stage 1.5. This is why there are different stage 1.5s. Each version supports a specific file system type. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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