Re: Help with corrupt MBR please
- From: "Red Kite" <Red Kite@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 11:31:57 +0100
I ran the command that you both kindly suggested and got
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes copied ..........
so I assume the command worked OK - however Partition Magic is still
reporting bad MBR.
I am very green with Linux commands - how do I check that the Linux system
can see the USB HDD ?
While on Linux commands, is there a way of recalling previous commands to
reissue them, or to change and the reissue them ?
"Unknown" <nope@xxxxxx> wrote in message
On Sat, 08 Apr 2006 19:03:13 +0100, Red Kite wrote:
I have a USB HDD which I used during the installation of a Linksys NSLU2.If you wish to format the whole disk then just zero the MBR and windows
let the NSLU2 format it, and it worked OK on the NSLU2. I now need to
it to its original job as a USB HDD on a Windows system.
However I cannot reformat it as the MBR appears to be corrupt - being a
device the normal DOS tools cannot get at it. At the moment I have it
attached to a Linux system but cannot work out how to fix the MBR - once
can get it to a clean EXT2 or even unformatted then the Windows system
Partition Magic, while it cannot reformat it because of the bad MBR, does
indicate that it is an EXT format - which is what I expected from the
will think its a new disk
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdxx count=1
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