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Old 12-02-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Which program can boot a copy of the MBR (fake MBR) using mbr.bin


Hello

I have a strange disk. I have a working mbr.bin file that has been made by windows. With it I can boot windows. With grub, nope.
I did bs with 512 and count with 1.


Which program can boot a copy of the MBR (fake MBR) using mbr.bin
 
Old 12-02-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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I may be way wrong on this.

I suspect you could use grub to chainload to that file. Why you want to do it is beyond me though.
 
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I may be way wrong on this.

I suspect you could use grub to chainload to that file. Why you want to do it is beyond me though.
I guessed too but I checked google, map, forums... no idea how
I performed test , too no way
 
Old 12-02-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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I am sure I have read somewhere how to do that. Maybe it was grub4dos or some other deal. Sorry, I can't remember now what it was. If no one else posts then make a similar post and maybe if it is 0 replies someone else may know for sure.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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I am sure I have read somewhere how to do that. Maybe it was grub4dos or some other deal. Sorry, I can't remember now what it was. If no one else posts then make a similar post and maybe if it is 0 replies someone else may know for sure.
I do believe too. That would help a lot. However I am pretty sure that it is possible to boot the disk with a sort of fake mbr.bin, very surely. So if it is possible, so there is very certainly a program for that... google is your friend. Well, not always: for instance "mbr" "boot" "grub2" will give lot of possibilities, all and everything
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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Maybe it was in Bart's pages as in nu2.nu
 
Old 12-03-2010, 11:40 PM   #7
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Maybe it was in Bart's pages as in nu2.nu
I found that maybe there is so way, but I still fight to pass my bin copy of mbr ...


Code:

title Hiren's BootCD 9.9
map --mem /f4_ubcd/HBCD/boot.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)

title ERD Commander XP (WinXP)\n\nA RAM-based modification of ERD Commander 5.0, with highly specialized tools for Windows XP
fallback 1
find --set-root /f4_ubcd/ERD5/XPLOADER.BIN
chainloader /f4_ubcd/ERD5/XPLOADER.BIN

title ERD Commander VISTA (Vista)\n\nMicrosoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0 for Vista
fallback 1
find --set-root /f4_ubcd/BOOT/bootmgr
chainloader /f4_ubcd/BOOT/bootmgr

title Dell System Restore MBR Repair Utility\n\nHelps you restore a Dell MBR and access restore partition w/ Ctrl+F11
fallback 1
map --mem /f4_ubcd/images/dell.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)

title Windows Recovery Console
fallback 1
find --set-root /f4_ubcd/CMDC/SETUPLDR.BIN
chainloader /f4_ubcd/CMDC/SETUPLDR.BIN

so back from trying:

Quote:
fallback 1
gives fallback not found


then


find is also not found

Quote:
chainloader /mbr.bin
give a reboot (so certainly it crashed, dont know)

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