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Discussion in 'A+' started by Peter, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Peter

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    I am posting my Mock exam tonight but before I do I am not happy with this.

    The Bios in your windows 98 computer is configured with a boot sequence of C, A, CD-ROM. Which of the following occurs last in the start-up process.

    A, Running the post,
    B, reading the rom bios
    C, accessing the active hard disk partition
    D, Accessing the MBR
    E, Seeking the Boot sector

    I have went for D on this.:D
    Thanx again for all your help on this exam.
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Thats actually a damn good question, and I'm not even gonna try and reason it out.

    Looking over the options, I'd say the order would be:

    B,A,D,E then C.

    I'm in no way saying that is the right answer, in fact, hopefully this post will develop into a good discussion over this.


    Whatever, good luck Peter - keep us informed m8 :D
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I would go for D too but I am not really sure either.

    My guess as to the sequence would be...

    B, A, E, C, D :rolleyes:

    Pete
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Good to see you around again, Bluerinse.
     
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  5. Gaz 45

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    I'm going with Jakamoko on this one, C.
    Believe the order is B,A,E,D,C.

    Of course, I'm putting a disclaimer on this also, as i'm not definite.
    As far as I can tell, the MBR is in the boot sector, which then points to the active partition (I believe the boot sector is seperate from the active partition). Found the following at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q69013/

    Hope that's of some use to you!
     
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  6. r4merlin

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    I would go for E
     
  7. Peter

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    I now think it could be C as the active partition is the location of the boot up files for DOS.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    That was my reasoning exactly, Peter.
     
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  9. r4merlin

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    Surely you have to access the active partition to read the MBR and seek the boot sector
     
  10. Jakamoko
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    But say you have a multi-boot setup, r4merlin, you could be booting to any one of several partitions, yet all the information is located in the MBR, which then allocates which partition to boot to.


    Unless I'm disastrously wrong here...:rolleyes:
     
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  11. AJ

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    Not done this exam but logically I'm with Gav here.
     
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  12. Peter

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    Thanx Guys, the white paper is in the big red box I will let you know how I get on.:D
     
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  13. r4merlin

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    Do you get the answers back for this? I think it is a most intersting question. And would like to know the official answer.

    I see what your saying but does the MBR not reside on a partition therefore you have to access that first?

    (As you can see I don't know the right answer just trying to find reason)
     
  14. Peter

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    Yes, I will get the answer back for this providing I pass, I will post the answer L8R in the week.
     
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  15. Jakamoko
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    IMHO (ie I've not had time to research this further), I'd say that the key term here is "Master". A single point of control that allows for a series of options there-after.

    Oooh, if someone shows me up now, I'm gonna look sooooo bad :oops:
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Thanks Trip, can't seem to find much life in CertTutor these days sadly :cry: but this place makes a nice second home 8)

    Still waiting to hear the answer to this very interesting question!

    Pete
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    Here's a good LINK that might help more .......
     
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  18. immah

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    to help understand, lets go backwards (from a booted operating system)

    E, what boots the OS,boot sector,
    D, where is the boot setor found MBR,
    C, where is it stored Active partition,
    A, how does this come about POST,
    B, how is it invoked ROM BIOS,
     

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