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Default MBR and partition table backup - 02-28-2011, 09:16 AM

Hello,
I wrote here a post how my partition table disappears, but it is lost somewhere.
So here is my question - how can I backup the bootloader and the partition table?
Will it be enough if I backup it to usb with
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dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/file bs=512 count=1
and to recreate it with
Code:
dd if=/path/to/file of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
as it could be done in linux or in the dell mini mac installations it is different.

Thank you

---------- Post added at 09:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:08 AM ----------

here is the post http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/gene...ion-table.html

This happens when I put USB stick and the computer sleeps
Never wake ups. The AppStore works fine


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Default 02-28-2011, 03:56 PM

When booting off a Linux USB drive, those commands look good for backing up and restoring the first sector, the first 512 bytes, of the drive. That includes the initial part of the bootloader and the traditional partition table.

But it might not be enough to solve whatever problems you're having. Hackintoshes have a pretty complicated boot process, and they also make use of the newer GPT setup (GUID partition table).


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Default 03-03-2011, 11:13 AM

New crash
Switching to Ubuntu.


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