windows overwrote boot record

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Fri Aug 22 11:07:25 BST 2008

Robert Costa wrote:
> 2008/8/21 Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at>:
>> On Thursday 21 August 2008, Juan Kawada wrote:
>>> contents of /etc/fstab:
>>> unionfs / unionfs rw 0 0
>>> tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
>>> /dev/sda4 swap swap defaults 0 0
>>> thanks for the help.
>> That must be the fstab from your live CD.   Doesn't look normal.
> it is for shure...  except /dev/sda4, which probably is the harddisk.
> unionfs is used for probably all live discs. try
> sudo fdisk -l
> on the command line. that should give a list of all partitions and
> drives and so on, i guess... hmm. maybe you'll need a password for
> sudo on the live disk. that i do not know. typing fdisk -l without
> root privileges will show you nothing.
> cya,
> robert.

he doesn't need a password for sudo in the LiveCD.
and the fstab is from the Live CD, i forgot that he can't log to his system.
Juan, can you send the output of "sudo fdisk -l"? it won't give much
info about your mount points, but i would be able to know if you have
separate partitions or one single root partition.

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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