Loader and Disk Partition

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by conservative, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. conservative

    conservative MDL Novice

    Mar 24, 2011
    Hi all.

    win-7 loader uses grub and modifies MBR(No prob)
    Next Q. is Grub is used on Linux , wherte Grub stores it data( or which partition it marks as active) as it can not write to ntfs.

    -windows/linux all run in protected mode.
    -any code chain loded by MBR/grub will be lost once windows subsystem starts and take over.
    -then how windows is tricked into thinking that slip2.1 is present.

  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
    Staff Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    #2 Daz, Mar 26, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
    * The loader modifies the boot sector and not the MBR.
    * GRUB4DOS is different from GRUB and as it runs before the OS boots it can make any changes it wants.
    * SLIC is stored in memory and not the hard drive.
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