On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:15:00 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> 
wrote:
> For me, it would be because dealing with an individual 512-byte 
> partition table file is easier than decompressing a multi-gigabyte image 
> file to get at the first 512 bytes.

There is a point where a dd copy of the MBR is quite useful,
this is when some MICROS~1 system messed up the MBR and you
just want to restore it as it was - when it was completely
fine. :-)


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Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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