Bug 294041 - Allow to erase/reset MBR
Allow to erase/reset MBR
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: livecd-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2007-09-17 18:40 EDT by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-17 19:45:04 EDT
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Description Bastien Nocera 2007-09-17 18:40:49 EDT
As in bug 290951, the USB key already contained a live distribution and a GRUB
instance in the MBR of the disk. Despite reformatting the key, I wasn't able to
boot as the MBR wasn't reset/updated.

syslinux has an mbr.bin file that you can dd to the device to solve this problem.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-09-17 19:45:04 EDT
Added --reset-mbr as an option that will copy the syslinux mbr.bin. 
Unfortunately, doing it by default is probably not the right approach as there
could be something needed on there.  And trying to figure that out.  ugh.  

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