D'oh. Was thinking of FDISK /MBR.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
>> Why not use SYS? It does this (although not like dd.)
>> SYS writes the FreeDOS boot to MBR.
>
> No - SYS writes to the boot sector of the partition.
> It NEVER writes to the MBR. The SYS of other DOS and
> Win9x never write the MBR either, but for example the
> FIXMBR tool of Windows does write the MBR...
>
> If you want to read/write the MBR, you can for example
> use FreeDOS FDISK. It does not only let you edit the
> partitioning manually, but it also features a variety
> of script-controlled commands, including backup and
> restore of the MBR :-). Please use FDISK 1.3.1 or newer,
> as previous versions sometimes tried to recover from
> problems by deleting the whole partition table without
> first asking the user!
>
> www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/fdisk/
>
> Eric
>
> PS: Note that because SYS only takes care of the boot
> sector, you can only boot primary partitions marked as
> bootable directly. However, boot menus can help you to
> invoke DOS boot sectors on other locations as well :-)
>
>
>
>
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