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Re: Debian/WindowsNT partitioning

Bill Leach <bleach@bellsouth.net> wrote:

 > If you can boot a DOS session, you might want to try doing a fdisk/mbr on
 > that drive.  Not being sure just exactly what you are trying to do though,
 > realize that issuing the above command _will_ wipe out everything on the
 > drive.

  The (undocumented) fdisk /mbr command replaces the MBR software of the
first harddisk with the standard MS-DOS software.  It does not alter the
partition table in any way, so all present partitions will remain
accessible.  It also doen't change anything _in_ those partitions.  If a
boot manager program such as LILO was installed in the MBR, it will of
course be removed (in fact, this is one thing the command is often used


Gertjan Klein <gklein@xs4all.nl>
The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html

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