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Re: how to clear mbr

On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 23:37 -0700, Serena Cantor wrote:
> I am installing Win2k, which will co-exist with sarge
> I believe sarge install lilo at mbr, this cause trouble for win2k's installation.
> So I should clear mbr.
> which linux command should I use?

        dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

That will erase any MBR. If your drive is not /dev/hda then please use
the proper one (such as /dev/hde or /dev/sda or what have you)

Please remember also, that Windows REQUIRES the use of the first Primary
partition and it *WILL* assume it is the ONLY operating system to be on
the machine. This WILL cause you difficulty.

But you can then install Etch, and be happy.
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