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Old 04-29-2014, 04:20 AM   #1
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which distros support install-mbr command?


Hello,

I am trying to install MBR on a disk via 'install-mbr' as described here: http://www.tin.org/bin/man.cgi?secti...ic=install-mbr

I have tried several live-usb distros but none of them supports the command.

Could you please recommend a live distro (preferably a small one) which supports this command?

Thanks
 
Old 04-29-2014, 04:31 AM   #2
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The world has come a long way since 2006.
Perhaps you might expound the problem you are trying to solve.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 02:26 PM   #3
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what are you trying to do?
 
Old 04-30-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
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I was trying to install an MBR to a disk from which I had deleted it by mistake. (I was unsuccessfully trying to replace lilo with grub, suddenly had 4 mbr files and instead of leaving one, I deleted all).

I finally solved that with Plop Linux, that distro has a special rescue ISO (only 2 MB!)for installing MBR. However, I still had to reinstall the original OS, but at least the disk wasn't lost.

Thanks for your help anyway!
 
Old 04-30-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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the Master boot record is not a program you install , it is a location

you reinstall grub or lilo TO the MBR
the first part of the first partition
 
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Some apps maybe gparted fdisk and cfdisk might have an option to install a default mbr.

Just depends on what mbr you want as noted above.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/18379...nd-ms-sys-tool
 
  


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