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Re: [Bug-grub] damaged mbr

From: Jason Thomas
Subject: Re: [Bug-grub] damaged mbr
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:53:29 +1100
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if the hard drive is empty you can wipe the whole thing using a linux
resuce disk and 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda' or whatever device is your
hard disk. your don't need to run this for long. just a few seconds to
wipe the boot sector.

On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 04:33:22PM -0700, Ensign, Dane wrote:
> Im trying to salvage my hardrive after I messed it up.
> I tried to partition linux on it via redhat installer and I tried to setup
> grub. Its been a week now and I dont have notes about how I was incorrectly
> partitioning the install. at this point when I turn on the box with my linux
> cd1 install cd ready
> to reinstall it hangs up after it loads the bios. It just displays:  GRUB _
> ( with the underscore blinking) I cant type or anything. 
> I think I hosed the mbr. I found a harddrive diagnostics floppy and was able
> to run fdisk /mbr the command took but upon restart the same thing happened.
> Is there a way that I could load GRUB from a floppy to help get me back so I
> can boot from the cd drive and install linux or do I need to head a
> different direction?
> Thanks in advance for any help you can offer

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