Re: recent kernel upgrades damage mbr

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On Wednesday 18 June 2008, Maurizio Marini wrote:
>On Wednesday 18 June 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> While we're on the subject of mbr's, how big is it?  The first 512 bytes
>> of the one I just saved is virtually empty.  So I overwrote it with a 4kb
>> version, b but that is bearing some resemblance to a list of inodes.
>AFAIK, it is still 512, by Roman's time, Caesar decided it...
>i never have read anything about something different by 512 bytes. If your
> 512 bytes are all 00x0 using hexdump, something goes wrong,
>Which is the exact command do u issued?
>	-m

dd if=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 of=target.file

Cheers, Gene
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