[CentOS] Now you did it Olly

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Jul 27 15:22:35 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 10:36 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Oh, Boy.  I am in trouble now....
>> I just installed Centos on a USB drive on my corp notebook.  To not 
>> TOUCH my corp drive.
>> I spent time with the drive partitioner to make sure that nothing was 
>> done to the internal hard drive...
>> Well I missed something and I overwrote the encrypted bootloader on the 
>> hard drive.
>> Now what?  Can I rescue things?
>> I am leaving for my flight in a couple hours to Dublin for IETF 
>> meeting.  I have to get this working on my own.
>> I hope there is another copy of the old boot loader somewhere on that 
>> system and some way to copy it?????
> ----
> Nope
> whose bootloader was it? 
> Microsoft? You can re-install by booting installation CD and going to
> recovery console and running 'fixmbr'
Yes.  XP.  But with the corp encrypted bootloader....

No install CD.  Well I do have an XP install CD here.  Also Ghost 9.0 
that has some sort of bootloader fixer?

I seem to recall that there are two copies of either the bootloader or 
partition table, one as a backup?  But which is it?

> Craig
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