Re: restoring MBR
On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 06:27:18PM +1000, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> > I've installed Squeeze to a USB drive, and grub2 installed itself to the
> > internal hard drive. Now I can't boot from the internal drive since it
> > has encryption software checking some sort of CRC of the MBR. Is the
> > backup of the MBR available somewhere in the Linux rootfs?
> It is unlikely restoring a default Windoof MBR will fix the problem as
> Sophos (appears to) modify that.
Yes, that is the point.
> And investigate the "BE_Restore.exe" program from Sophos to unencrypt
> the drive - then restore the MBR.
Yes, this is what I was going to try.
> You will be able to boot your Debian install on the external hdd - but
> only by installing lilo or grub to that hard drive (see my earlier
> comments about choosing boot device).
I don't need that.
Thanks for the suggestions,