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emochi
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: BIOS boot partition Reply with quote

Hello.

To install the "Gentoo Xfce" in the virtual environment of the VMware Workstation 12 Pro, it has created a virtual machine.
Partition Filesystem Size Description
/dev/sda1 (bootloader) 2M BIOS boot partition
This partition is not in use.
Does this partition will a thing may be deleted.

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https://scrot.moe/images/2016/08/12/GentooXfce-2016-08-12-18-03-13.png
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emochi,

The BIOS_BOOT partition is not used by Linux, so it appears to be not in use in your screenshot.
Grub uses the BIOS_BOOT partition to store part of itself.
Grub reads it directly. There is no filesystem there.

Its normal.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot NeddySeagoon.

Thank you for the valuable advice.
Many thanks.
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