Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Fri Apr 14 16:14:11 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> writes:
> 1. dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb count=1 bs=16k
> 2. sfdisk and fdisk to fix the partition table.
> 3. cp files.
> Will step (2) wreck grub again?
I don't know sfdisk, but AFAIK, Linux fdisk only touches the partition
table, but I'm not 100% positive it won't with uncommon commands.
But step 2 won't really wreck grub's bootloader, because step 1 has
just wrecked it (except for stuff in /boot/grub).
> If I must overwrite more than the first 446 bytes for Grub, then I might as well overwrite the first track and then fix
> the partition table.
I didn't say you must overwrite more than that; I said I would. I'd
let the grub program install the grub bootloader instead of messing
with "dd", etc.
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