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SubjectRe: AA55 signature at the end of Linux bootsector
On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> by looking at /dev/sda you are looking at MBR. It is /dev/sdaX you should
> be looking at to see the bootsector of a partition.
> Regards,
> ------
> Tigran A. Aivazian |
> Escalations Research Group | Email:
> Santa Cruz Operation Ltd |

I don't think anybody else in the world refers to a partition table as
a boot-sector. A boot-sector, by definition, is used to boot an
operating system. With LILO and MS-DOS's fdisk, this is called the
Master Boot Record (MBR). VAXen call this a "boot-block", and even
paper-tape calls this a "boot-record".

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.108 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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