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Re: [opensuse] New partition killed MBR?
  • From: ka1ifq <ka1ifq@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:06:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <200901061306.04982.ka1ifq@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 06 January 2009 12:09:58 L. V. Lammert wrote:
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?

I doubt 11.1 is a 'bad program'. I have a system with WinXP and 11.0 on it, I
generated another partition and installed 11.1 on it, I can pick any of them
at boot time without problems. This drive also has the hidden Dell XP restore
partition and a hidden Dell Diag partition. I am sending this from 11.0 on
that system now. The drive actually has 11 partitions at this time.


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