> > Fussing around with setting up a Linux/Win2k dual boot system, I have
> > taken to making backups of the MBR, and even seperate backups of the
> > partition table.
> > Making myself more familiar with the latter, I realised that bytes
> > 447-510 in the MBR contain only the information of the *primary* four
> > partitions, which isn't so surprising after all, given it holds
> > exactly four entries.
> > If you have an extended partition, thus, it follows there must be an
> > extra partition table for this partition. I seem to have read
> > somewhere that the extended partition contains a similar ("master" or
> > not) boot record which is also equivalent to the first 512 bytes. But,
> > since an extended partition may hold more than 4 logical partitions,
> > its partition table cannot be at the same offset as the partition
> > table is in the MBR of the whole disk.
> > Can someone tell me where it is exactly located? The reason I want to
> > backup it ("back it up"?) is I don't trust W2k at all, and there is
> > already a full Linux installation on a logical partition which I'd
> > like to keep.
> > Many thanks for enlightenment
> > Florian v. Savigny
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