Subject: Re: NetBSD's swap partition ID
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/27/2006 20:04:37
On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 04:23:07PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> If one wants to run Xen, one has to use grub, and grub seems to expect
> to use sectors after 0 for grub stage 1.5.  Hence my advice not to
> fight the PC way, since one might decide to use xen later - I recently
> had to do a reconfiguration of a machine because of this.

Grub can be configured to put the stage 1.5 elsewhere - for example it can
be installed to a FFS partition where is enough place to put the stage 1.5
(in the reserved 8k or so at the start).

But the default installation of GRUB does what you described.