[UFO Chicago] Plpbt.bin Only Boots From Primary Slices

Jay F. Shachter jay at m5.chicago.il.us
Wed Jun 3 13:28:34 PDT 2015

Centuries ago, Nostradamus predicted that Greg Neumarke would write on Wed Jun  3 13:35:09 2015:

> On 6/3/2015 1:41 PM, Jay F. Shachter wrote:
>> Is there another bootloader able to load programs from a region of the
>> disk that the BIOS cannot see?
> I've had success with the Plop boot manager when others have failed:
> https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html
> I don't know if it will address the exact problem you are having, but it 
> is worth a look. I've used it because it allows an older computer, whose 
> BIOS normally doesn't know how to boot from USB, boot from USB.
> I've also used to to boot into a Dell recovery partition when the normal 
> bootloader/MBR  has been overwritten.
> -Greg

The plpbt.bin bootloader only boots from primary disk slices (and
floppy, cdrom, and USB).  No way it's going to boot from sda7.

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