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SubjectRe: AA55 signature at the end of Linux bootsector
> 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".
I did not refer to a partition table as a boot-sector. I refered to the
first sector of a partition that contains a kernel (Linux, DOS, UW7,
whatever) as a bootsector. The first sector of the disk itself is a master
boot record, which is different.

Partition table is just a part of MBR.

Have a nice day,
Tigran A. Aivazian |
Escalations Research Group | Email:
Santa Cruz Operation Ltd |

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