which PBR code do you want to test if not this one?
I am sorry to frustrate you, but that was not evident to me. Yes, we are meanly talking about the NTLDR. But we used close to every bootloader supported by RMPrepUSB while 'testing bios behaviour' during this threat. Next time you suggest a test, could you be specific about the idea behind it. It might be trivial to you (you probably thought '815 start head says it all'), but I'm new in this field and I do not always draw the same conclusions as you do.
While I am at it, I'd still like to clear the air about something. Please allow me to explain my seemingly uninterested behaviour in the posts on the first few pages of this threat. Since I'd like to clear the air about this, since I am not sure actually HOW annoyed you are because of this...
You suggested a lot of very useful and interesting sites, but they used words I did not yet understand and assumed knowledge that was not present with me at that time to be 'common'. Some threads got to their conclusions before I had a clue at the basic ideas.
Since I did not really understand more than half of what I was reading, I also had trouble remembering what I had just read. (it is harder to remember something you do not understand)
On top of this, I have dyslexia and reading a long piece of text, in a small font, without much whitespace is a REAL chore to me. A chore however I am more than willing to do (aka it's more than worth the trouble to me)
Please do not interpret this post as an insult or something, I am just trying to explain my behaviour, it is actually
intended as a sort of thorough apology for not being able to keep up at the same pace.
In order to optimize communication, would you be so kind to slow down and explain thoroughly?
For example, when you say 'please create a 0C-80-815-0-1-938-127-63-6572160-999936 partition'. Please tell me the 'columns of these correspond to those in the sheets. It was only the last time you posted it, I noticed that.
Perhaps it is useful to list the things I did not yet understand before reading this threat, so you guys know what
level I am currently on.
Before reading all of this I did not yet know:
What the difference is between a MBR and a VBR
What is meant by BPB
What a sector is
That something called CHS exists
That something called LBA exists
What their differences are
That (boot) sectors are hexeditable
That the partition table is located inside of the MBR
That the BPB is located in the VBR
That VBR and PBR are the same thing
That in a CHS adress: cylinder and head both start at 0, while 'sector' starts at 1.
and the details on all of these things. And probably more that won't jump to mind right now.
I think I do understand these things right now, which feels lake a major improvement to me . Consider this a list of the most important accomplishments while you guide me through the rabbit hole.
Of course, it is hard to understand things when someone is talking about VBR or BPB when you do not know where they are located.
I think I have myself to blame for the miscommunication:
I should have told you I did not know what these things meant, in stead of pretending to understand some of it, while I did not. But these are my first few threats on this forum and you guys all seem so knowledgeable. I felt intimidated :S
I'll see if the suggested partition boots to NTLDR tomorrow.
Edited by Fiction, 11 February 2013 - 12:26 AM.