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NoWone 02-05-2012 06:07 AM

Booting recovery partition from a Live CD

I'm trying to boot the recovery partition (/dev/sda1) on a laptop who's been infected by a mbr virus which wiped out the original bootloader from the manufacturer (Toshiba). This means that when I boot up the system I cannot press the '0' key to start up the recovery.

I was wondering if there's some Live CD that let me choose which HD partition to boot, or maybe some GRUB magic (which I never used) that could help.

I'm asking because I cannot experiment, since said laptop is not mine and I don't want to risk the recovery data IE destrotying the partition table.

The partition table is as follows:

/dev/sda1 -> recovery partition (Hidden NTFS WinRE)
/dev/sda2 -> normal OS partition (NTFS)
/dev/sda3 -> data partition (NTFS)

SO I just need to:
- boot from a Live CD
- tell the system "boot /dev/sda1"

Thank you.

syg00 02-05-2012 06:13 AM

Try super grub disk should give you the option to pick which partition you want to boot ...

NoWone 02-08-2012 03:28 PM

Thank you syg00, I managed to do it.

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