[techtalk] Dual Boot

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Mon Mar 6 10:57:44 EST 2000

Hey All,
  It's always good to keep a spare of the mbr around. Kinda like inode are
every 4096. Any how, my recommendation is this:
dd if=/dev/hd(?) of=/dev/fd(?) bs=1024
The hd(?) is your hard drive, it cannot be a partition number it must be
the letter ie -> /dev/hda to grab from the start of the drive. and the
/dev/fd(?) is your floppy. Usually /dev/fd0. Now you get into a bind
accidently blow away the mbr, before throwing your monitor out the window,
Thank God they're cheap, do this:
This is to restore the mbr.
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/hda bs=1024
This will restore the mbr that you saved on the floppy.
Please look this over carefully for any typos.

Harry Hoffman
Product Systems Specialist
Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
206.634.3082 x. 270

On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, Laurel Fan wrote:

> Speaking of mbr's and debian, debian comes with a pretty nice mbr (not
> lilo), which can boot from any partition with a boot sector.  So if you
> mess up lilo somehow on a >1-boot system, you can boot to another os and
> try to fix stuff (or make a rescue floppy. yes, I know.  I had one, but
> I hadn't used it in months and the floppy itself apparently went bad.). 
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