Hi !
On Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:29:38 -0500, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote:

> MS-DOS / Win9x forced you to install in the very beginning
> of the hard drive. 

Uh ? What have you been smoking ? (smile)... MS-DOS will happily install to any 
primary partition on the first HD - and boot itself from the standard MBR, no 
hacking required, provided its partition is active of course. 

With a little hokus-pokus and alternative boot loaders, MS-DOS could also be 
persuaded to boot from other kind of partitions (secondary and/or patitions 
residing on a second disk).

I presume you Rugxulo knew this and just were momentarily confused. 
Or did you mean to say something else, maybe that in default installations, 
starting from a blank hard disk MS-DOS would end up in the beginning of the 
disk ? Duh! Anyway, someone had to point this out "for the record".


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