[ILUG] harddisk swap
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Thu Apr 29 14:40:02 IST 2004
On Thursday 29 April 2004 13:28, Peter McEvoy wrote:
> > > He could start his system once he has copied the disk using dd from a
> > > cdrom,
> > I didn't actually understand this.
> > Where does a CD come into it?
> You boot from a CD (as mentioned earlier) as the disk you would normally
> boot from is foobared.
OK, I misread the above sentence
to mean that he was to copy the disk from a cdrom.
> Also, in my experience, dd'ing the first 512 bytes of a hard disk is a
> perfectly good way to copy the mbr.
Are you saying that you have copied the MBR from one disk
to a different disk, and LILO or grub worked OK?
Surely that would be a miracle.
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