While lurking at microsoft.public.windowsnt.misc there was a question by a
lady, "how to uninstall NT but retain 98 because NT bloating her HD?" One
NT guy said 10-minutes to do. I said back up your data and reload 98 at
first drive's primary partition. Two guys insisting their NT/95/98 do MBR
not that I know of. I found
http://www.ntfaq.com/ntfaq/filesystems46.html#filesystems46 explaining it
wrong, no wonder.
See this simple explanation by a Linux geek at
about MBR, boot sectors and partition table and
"figure 4.2: A sample hard disk partitioning." Notice 'boot sector' are
both present in primary and extended partition.
Some years ago I couldn't figure how to multiple boot NT, Linux, 95 and WFW
3.11 in one Intel box using NT OS boot loader so I bought a System Commander
installed it in my primary hard drive's first partition. I reformatted the
hard drive afterwards and reinstalled all OS all over but some d*rn message
kept popping. Surely I whacked the NT boot sector and System Commander
files with just 'format C:\ /U' but why still this weird pop up message
after POST? I was pissed, actually returned the System Commander the V-Com
tech support e-mail reply came too late with 'fdisk /mbr' explaining what is
MBR from boot sector. Some stuff I didn't learn in the university.
I don't have hard time explaining MBR and boot sector to newbies but NT
folks sez MBR is also boot sector. Can you fellah Linux folks explain to
the NT people what is MBR from boot sector? Btw, this is not advocacy
group, so no ranting please.