Doug dmcgarrett at
Tue Mar 18 15:29:03 UTC 2014

On 03/18/2014 06:40 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> You gave an example in your previous post where you mentioned copying
> the MBR of a disk. In general it is useful whenever you want to preserve
> data which are not stored in individual files, like boot loader data.
> Nils
The example ran like this:

You e.g. can make a backup of the MBR by

# dd if=/dev/sda of=MBR_backupfile bs=512 count=1

And I don't understand it. It looks to me like the input file is the entire partition.
What am I missing?


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