[ltp] Restore WinXP MBR?
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 06:54:09 -0500
You should be able to use any fdisk, including the one in Linux to set
the bootable partition. This will set the MBR to boot from the correct
partition. I've done similar with Linux and OS/2 fdisk. The only one
that may cause problems is the DOS fdisk, as it doesn't understand much
Kelvin KAN wrote:
> If you could move the T40 drive to a desktop with a 2.5" to 3.5"
> converter, there was an "fdisk /fixmbr" command in Windows or DOS very
> long time ago (1996). I did that but for lilo not grub.
> Antoine Dechaume wrote:
>> Did you try to boot with your linux cd, and search for some rescue
>> tools ?
>> On mdk distro, there's a tool to restor the original MBR.
>> Le Vendredi 21 Novembre 2003 10:44, Jordan Benjamin a écrit :
>>> So, while trying to get my partitions set up properly I installed grub
>>> into the mbr for the whole disk of my T40. Although this is not a
>>> problem for linux, I can't boot Windows anymore (this is required
>>> sometimes for me).
>>> I went ahead and got the recovery CDs from IBM (for which I was charged
>>> $40 since I've had the machine over 30 days...I hate computer
>>> companies). They restored everything but the MBR.
>>> I don't have a floppy drive; any suggestions? Would I be able to use any
>>> usb floppy drive to boot my ThinkPad (to use a windows boot floppy to
>>> fix the mbr)?