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    Restoring MBR with Knoppix

    I wish to restore MBR on an IBM Thinkpad. Nothing MS will touch this puppy. Everything MS locks up with code 32 error. (MBR is corrupted) Knoppix live loads and runs fine. Obviously doesn't have to access MBR on HD but just load to HD. May I fix the MBR with Knoppix and will Bill Gates Junk Ware be able to reload if I do? How do I do this if it's possible? There is absolutely nothing on the 40g HD I need to save except the drive itself.

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Once in Knoppix, you can erase the MBR like that :
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
    given /dev/hda is your hard drive.

    More here :
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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