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Old 01-14-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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anyway to mount your master boot record to see whats on it??

Does anyone know if you can mount your /dev/mbr to see what all is on it?
I was just curious if anyone knows feel free to respond
Old 01-14-2004, 10:51 AM   #2
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There's no filesystem in mbr, it's just 512bytes, so you can't "mount" it.
You can dump it to a file with
dd if=/dev/hda of=/path/to/savefile count=1 bs=512
The first 4 DWORD (4*4=16 bytes) contain primary partitions info, the next 496 are for stage1 of bootloaders
Old 01-14-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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Cool thanks, I appreciate it.


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