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#1 2005-05-24 17:43:36

MillTek
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Registered: 2005-01-30
Posts: 442

how to rebuild MBR?

Hi,
In the last few weeks I have had some strange glitch that caused my Arch install to stop working. Its as if something happened to the hard drive. There is no specific cause that I can find.

A long time ago I had an install of another distro cause some real headaches with my harddrive so I suspect my MBR may be damaged. Could someone please provide instrucvtions on the best way to restore the MBR so I can create fresh partitions and re-install Arch??


Jim

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#2 2005-05-24 17:53:48

ozar
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-02-18
Posts: 1,681

Re: how to rebuild MBR?

A Windows boot disk with:

fdisk /mbr

or a Grub boot disk with:

root (hd0,5)
setup (hd0)

quit (or reboot)

Changing any of the details to suit your own box should do it.   smile


oz

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#3 2005-05-24 21:11:23

jerem
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From: France
Registered: 2005-01-15
Posts: 310

Re: how to rebuild MBR?

The commands ozar mentioned must be typed in the grub shell.

# grub
grub>

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