Alessandro Brezzi wrote: > If your "restore CD" is an image (as for Toshiba notebooks), you can zap > your mbr in a live CD (F7 Live, Knoppix ...) using dd: > > dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 > > assuming your HD is SATA / SCSI allocated as sda > > Another hint: are you shure to load from the restore CD and not from the HD? > Just a word of caution - only do this is you want to wipe out the partition table, as well as clear the mbr. I think using bs=492 will clear the mbr wile leaving the partition table. (I could have the number wrong.) This is handy if you need to preserve smaller partition sizes when you do a restore. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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