[Ubuntu-US-CA] Linux rules and probably has gained a new user

Robert Lewis bob.l.lewis at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 03:21:00 UTC 2010

I had an old friend call who had his MBR fail so he couldn't boot.
He had no MS floppy and no CD/DVD media for MS to use the
Recovery option.  Here is how I fixed it for him.  He is in Indiana.

I had him come up on Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD.
I then had him install "teamviewer" which gave me remote access to his
machine even though it was a Live CD.   Teamviewer installed into ram.

I then had him use Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center and download
a program called "mbr".    I read the destructions and then typed:
install-mbr /dev/sda

and he rebooted and everything worked again.

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