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Re: [opensuse] New partition killed MBR?
  • From: "L. V. Lammert" <lvl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:09:58 -0600
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At 05:55 PM 1/6/2009 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Tuesday, 2009-01-06 at 10:33 -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:

Why would creating a new partition kill the MBR?

The MBR sits in the same physical sector as the partition table. A bad program could destroy one while writing the other. Maybe it wrote a default MBR code.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

I would hope that 11.1 isn't a 'bad program' however <g>!! Seems like the might be some sort of a problem with the partition tool?


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