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Old 05-10-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
geocine
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Unhappy [problem]using auditor as a backup tool.


I am a total noob on linux so please be light on me.

What made me use linux and what brought me here?
My windows operating system has a boot problem that's why i decided to use linux in order to backup my files. I was successful in mounting the drive using Qtparted and the File Manager.

I didn't started copy and pasting the files and opted that I could fix my HD using Auditor(Knoppix). My hard drive is a sata drive so what I did was to type this command "install-mbr /dev/sda1". Hoping that my boot sector would be restored.

But what happened was It did something worse. I unloaded my Auditor live cd and tried to boot to windows. I saw this weird thing "MBR 123FA". I have read that it is a Debian MBR.

Now, my problem is how could i possibly return my MBR back to its original format. I tried the recovery console in windows but it doesn't detect my harddrive because of an invalid boot sector. So, my option is fixing it with this linux live cd (Auditor). This CD is my only hope so I could backup my files.

If some things are not clear please ask me and I will be explaining.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Pop in Windows CD, boot from it, go to Recovery console, type fixmbr
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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you did not read my post
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I tried the recovery console in windows but it doesn't detect my harddrive because of an invalid boot sector
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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then type fixboot in the recovery console

TOo many questions to answer, no time for detailed reading.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:19 PM   #5
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as i said.. the recovery console won't even start up because it cannot detect an operating system because harddrive has an invalid boot sector. It says setup cannot detect a harddrive... press f3 to quit.
 
  


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