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#1 2019-07-18 09:02:04

robotoid
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[SOLVED] Boot flag on root or boot partition in bios?

Hello

When partitioning the disk during installation on a bios machine, the "bootable" flag goes to the partition that will hold / . If the system is encrypted, then /boot is on a separate partition. So should the boot flag be set on this partition instead? (concerning bios/mbr only, using grub)

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#2 2019-07-18 10:55:26

Lone_Wolf
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Re: [SOLVED] Boot flag on root or boot partition in bios?

the "bootable" flag goes to the partition that will hold /

On an MBR disk the bootflag should always be set to the partition where a bootloader is present.
For linux systems the bootloader is present in /boot , so set the bootflag to the partition where /boot resides .


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#3 2019-07-18 11:49:30

robotoid
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Re: [SOLVED] Boot flag on root or boot partition in bios?

Thanks

I just stumbled upon the answer in the Parted article. Haven't seen it stated explicitly elsewhere.

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