[CentOS] How to move my MBR

Tue May 27 22:17:31 UTC 2008
Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net>

Scott Moseman wrote:
> I copied over the MBR from hdc to sda.  I found a 4.4 LiveCD, but
> apparently its damaged so it wouldn't boot.  I attempted to put
> everything back and when I rebooted it went into a GRUB screen instead
> of a normal boot.  I had no idea how to get it to boot from there, so
> instead of taking the time to figure it out, I decided it was time to
> make the plunge to CentOS 5.  So I'm now on CentOS 5 and my old /home
> hard drive is completely history.  :)

You likely overwrote your PT. See my other post. If you can recover
your PT, you'll likely get your data back.

Before fiddling like this always

(1) make a complete backup of your system
(2) display and archive your PTs using fdisk or similar
(3) make complete copies of your MBRs on each disc, and BRs for each

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