i don't know much about it is it possible to see the master boot record in linux console
Almost all disk manipulating commands are capable of reading the mbr.
i need the command to view the mbr in console ...
how we can see the master boot record entry in console of linux?
In the console, here is what you need do if you wanted to:
First we obtain a copy of the MBR; remembering that this table is the first 512 bytes of the disk, this we do: (be sure you are root):
root@host--# dd if=/dev/sda of=/root/mymbr bs=512 count=1 <Enter>
To read what is there you only read the 'mymbr' file in the root directory do this while as root:
root@host--# file /root/mymbr <Enter> (Do not use
See. You can read how partitions are accorded with their starthead sectors throughout the hardisk. This is the table that boot loader reads from in locating the partitions.
Hope this helps.