Boot loader cant identify ntfs?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed May 18 13:24:33 PDT 2005

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 04:21:32PM -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Hello,
> Could someone tell me why our bootloader still can not recognize a ntfs
> partition, and report it as Windows instead of displaying "??" ?

There isn't enough space to support all 256 partition types in the 512
bytes of space available to the mbr.  Fancy multi-sector options are
available, but we don't provide them.  Many people consider this a
feature. :)

-- Brooks

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