Re: Debian/WindowsNT partitioning
Yes I am aware of this but also have experienced in the past that doing
this (fdisk/mbr) has made it possible to partition a disk that would not
otherwise be accepted by fdisk. Because of what you say, I feel as though
it borders on "FM" but possibly it has something to do with the BIOS of
the particular machines where this has workded?
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On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Gertjan Klein wrote:
> Bill Leach <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html
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