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Re: [opensuse] New partition killed MBR?
  • From: Teruel de Campo MD <chusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:14:20 -0700
  • Message-id: <1231265660.5538.6.camel@xxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 11:09 -0600, 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?


1. what did you use as boot manager grub?

2. how did you create new partitions? what program did you use?

3. just boot from a live cd

# fdisk -l

and post it.


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