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Clarification Request: MBR

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:01 pm
by alvinbeach
Hello all,

I have been using Partition Image for some time now. I first learned to us it via the tutorial somewhere on the website. :wink: I have seen reference to this in various posts, but I just want to clarify:

Does partimag, version 0.6.3beta and 0.6.4, automatically backup the MBR and partition table?

Thank you,

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:20 pm
by alvinbeach
I notice there is an option to restor the MBR in partimage. I haven't tested this. Is there documentation on this? Do I still need to use dd or sfdisk to make a copy of the MBR or partition table?


Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:46 am
by czezz
I have exectelly this same problem.
This topic is not describet in manual.
Does option "restore MBR" restore partition tables and content of hard disk?
Or it is necessery to use sfdisk first ?
If it is necessery to use sfdisk first is it enough to use command:
sfdisk -d /dev/hda > backup-hda.sf

Does this save partitions table and MBR as well ? Or there should be 2 steps - save MBR and then save partitions table ?

It is totally not clear! I have read manual and in one place it is writen that first I need to use DD ( dd if=/dev/hda of=backup-hda.mbr count=1 bs=512 ) to save MBR and after that sfdisk to save partitions table.

In other place ( in PDF for systemrescuecd-x86-0.2.1 LIVE CD ) there is written that all I have to do before using partimage is to run sfdisk...

But does it save my MBR ???
Thats totaly ununderstood :[