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

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