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    SubjectRe: AA55 signature at the end of Linux bootsector
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.980708090211.1239D-100000@einstein.london.sco.com>
    By author: Tigran Aivazian <tigran@sco.COM>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Hello guys,
    >
    > Just a suggestion: would it not be nice to have a 0xAA55 signature at the
    > end of the bootsector (NOT an MBR!) of the Linux root partition so that
    > commercial bootloaders (e.g. the one that comes with UnixWare 7) could
    > load it just as easily as they load dos/windows stuff instead of giving
    > "Missing operating system" error?
    >

    You're missing that you don't just need a signature... you need a BOOT
    LOADER there too!!

    > Btw, just to confirm, am I right in assuming that LILO does put AA55
    > signature at the end of bootsector if installed in a partition instead of
    > an MBR?

    Yes it does; as does it if you install it in an MBR (the MBR is just a
    boot sector in itself that happens to also contain a partition table.)

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