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Re: restoring MBR

On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:52:46 +0000, Walter Hurry wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:04:42 +0000, Camaleón wrote:


>> You noticed the first file (backup_mbr)? It is exactly what it seems
>> but I cannot find such a file in Debian systems :-?
> One of my (home made) overnight cron jobs does this:
> dd if=/dev/sda \
>         of=$DST/mbr_backup.bin \
>         bs=512 \
>         count=1 >> $LOG 2>&1

Good, but there is no cron job at install time :-P

I mean, ideally, the installer should perform automatically a backup of 
the MBR for all of the detected hard disks "just in case". What the user 
does afterwards is not the business of the operating system (while I 
agree that having a copy of the MBR is a very good idea).



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