Positions in Master Boot Record

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It is possible to vary the positions of the individual partitions within the master boot record partition table. (These settings are reset each time a partition is changed or modified. In that case, it is necessary to re-enter the settings of the "Positions in MBR".)

 

This is necessary for some operating systems to ensure that they function properly (Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista and Linux). It might be possible therefore, that these operating systems expect the partition to be located in the exact same position in the master boot record as before the bootmanager BootStar had been installed.

 

For most operating systems, the order of the partition tables also determines the logical drive designation. This means that the order of the logical drive designation can be modified by changing the order of the entries in the partition table.

 

Microsoft DOS/Windows up to 98 always require the following drive letter specification sequence:

1.Primary, active partition on 1st harddisk
2.Primary partitions on 2nd harddisk according to the "positions in the MBR"
3.Secondary partitions on 1st harddisk according to order on hard drive (cylinder, head, sector)
4.Secondary partitions on 2nd harddisk according to order on hard drive (cylinder, head, sector)
5.Remaining partitions primary partitions on 1st harddisk according to "Positions in MBR"

 

All additional harddisks are treated accordingly.

 

 

See also:

Master Boot Record

Problems with Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Problems with Linux

Properties of Bootprofile