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    MBR backup

    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?

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    Re: MBR backup

    Quote Originally Posted by adamherb
    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.

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    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 other posts.

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