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adamherb
01-05-2005, 01:26 AM
Is there a program that lets you back up the mbr, onto a floppy, or cd so that you can restore it if needed. How do you backup, or restore it using that program?

Harry Kuhman
01-05-2005, 03:37 AM
Is there a program that lets you back up the mbr, onto a floppy, or cd so that you can restore it if needed. How do you backup, or restore it using that program?
I think Smart Boot Mamager has an option to make a copy of the original MBR before it installs over it, as well as to restore the original from the backup file.

eco2geek
01-05-2005, 05:32 AM
With a formatted floppy in the drive:

sudo dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0/bootsect.bin bs=512 count=1

(You can name it whatever you want to.)

Same thing in reverse to restore it:

sudo dd if=/dev/fd0/bootsect.bin of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

See these (http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14316) other posts (http://www.skyzyx.com/archives/000264.php).