[CentOS] Re: Windows XP fixmbr from Centos?
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jul 30 16:49:42 UTC 2008
on 7-30-2008 12:29 AM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> I am still dead on my corporate system, and the XP boot CD I brought
> won't boot. And so far I have not found anyone here at the IETF meeting
> that happens to have one in their bag of tricks...
> So I found instructions on doing this in Ubuntu:
> I have my Centos install CD 1 of 6 that gets me into rescue. Is it able
> to fix my mbr?
> Problem I have with the above instructions (of course I have not tried
> them as I would have to burn the Ubuntu live CD), is I cannot write
> anything to the harddrive to store a program to fix the drive (at least
> that is my reading of the instructions). I suppose I can put a USB
> drive on the system to hold any temp thing?
I am wondering if any standard Microsoft boot sector might work. I could
probably e-mail you a CD image of a dos 7.1 bootdisk if "fdisk /mbr" would
work. I have never tried it, and maybe I'll quickly fire up a VM image of XP
and try it.
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