MS-SYS - install Microsoft compatible boot record

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MS-SYS - install Microsoft compatible boot record

Postby oobetimer on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:25 pm

1. Backup MBR
- sudo blkid command tells the media and that information what is needed for backuping MBR

An example: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=MBR.img bs=512 count=1

2. Download and install MS-SYS

64-bit deb package
https://launchpad.net/~rzr/+archive/ppa/+build/3617308

32-bit deb package
https://launchpad.net/~rzr/+archive/ppa/+build/3617309

tar.gz package
http://ms-sys.sourceforge.net/

3. Run MS-SYS

An example Windows 7 boot record to hard drive sda
sudo ms-sys -7 /dev/sda

A video about MS-SYS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XUGHbeg-Ng&feature=plcp
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Re: MS-SYS - install Microsoft compatible boot record

Postby ubuntuhandbook on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:17 am

There are tools in Linux Mint Software Manager: syslinux and mbr, both have the ability to install MBR:

syslinux usage:
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sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda


mbr usage:
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sudo install-mbr -i n -p D -t 0 /dev/sda


You may change the disk namge /dev/sda to yours.

source: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/repair-windows-mbr-from-ubuntu/
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