Comments: Partitions are numbered from 1, disks from 0

Don't know if this will help, but I had some Dell servers that I was responsible for previously that were all shipped with a small EISA partition at the beginning of the boot disk. Those boxes wouldn't boot without it.

Posted by jayseae at May 31, 2004 12:06 PM

Yeah, I've been working on narrowing this down. I think it all depends on whether the "areas" on the disk located physically before the boot partition are formatted partitions or empty space. I don't think empty space counts as a partition ... which makes sense if you think about it, it's not a partition, it's empty space.

Dunno, I've got more research to do but I think you're on the right track.

Posted by tony at May 31, 2004 08:50 PM
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