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Bootrec /FIXBOOT vs Bootrec /FIXMBR

According to Microsoft here is what Bootrec /FIXBOOT does: "This option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that's compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7" ...
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Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?

I'm reading the docs over at CentOS.org. In section 25.1.2. Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, there is the following statement: The partition table is divided into four sections or four ...
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Windows 2012 BCD process to boot from replicated LUN for Boot from SAN

For our infrastructure we have a production site and a disaster site with SAN-based replication for the LUNs on the Windows servers. So for our proof of concept we have one server on the production ...
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Why I cannot initialize disk to MBR in server 2012 with the new Server Manager?

Why I cannot initialize disk to MBR in server 2012 with the new Server Manager ? just GPT is allowed?
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How to move System Reserved Flag to another partition? [closed]

I have a Dell PE R310 that came with Windows 2008 R2 with a 2 GB FAT32 partition that I want to delete. But I can't because, because it currently has the "System" flag set. How do I move it to the ...
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How can I boot Linux with too many logical volumes?

I've created 45 logical volumes (and one extended) with fdisk on a non-boot HDD. Now the system refuses to boot, as well as any Linux live CD, that I've tried. Computer always turns off just after ...
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Recover data on a hard-drive that changed partition table

I changed the partition table on one HDD from GPT to MBR/MSDOS but I realized (too late) that it affected all partitions on the same HDD. Basically I lost data on the secondary partition which I ...
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Formatting a new disk partition

I just added a new raid1 volume to my Windows 2008 server. The raid sync has just completed so I want to format it. I got this message: That disk will be used just for storage, no need to boot ...
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install boot with raid 1 in 3 TB disks

I'm trying to install /boot in a RAID 1 using 3 TB disks. As the RAID partition do not let you manage partitions than more than 2 TB, CentOS automatically configures the partitions using GPT. My ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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Recover Linux vmdk VMware file

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 inside VMware Workstation 7. Long story short, I had created a restore script for another PC that wiped the full 512 byte MBR, ran fdisk to create some partitions, and then ...
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how to get a linux image and restore it on another computer

I am trying to use dd command to accomplish complete restore of a linux image on a new computer. I have two partitions sda1(main) and sda2(extended), I took a backup of mbr image using: dd ...
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How to calculate the starting address of a partition from MBR

Given a MBR and the structure of MBR/partition table, how can you calculate the size and starting address of each partition? For clarification let's say I was given this- Answer: There are ...
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What is on a HDD sectors 1 through 62 under MBR-NTFS?

I do not understand why my partitions always start on absolute sector 63. What is the purpose of sectors 1 through 62? I understand sector 1 is the MBR but what about the rest? Thanks!
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How do I keep a drive from booting accidently that used to be a bootable drive?

I used to have a RAID 0 setup but I ditched it and restarted from scratch with a plain non raid single disk system. The second disk is just used for general storage. Well today, I boot the machine ...
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Windows 2008R2 x64 large partition size not usable

I have installed a win2k8r2 system on a large (4Tb) drive. During the setup I made my C: drive 300Gb, wanting to use the rest as a large data partition (was hoping GPT can be used), but after the ...
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Installing GRUB on a VirtualBox guest - does it affect the host MBR?

I am in the process of installing the latest debian stable on VirtualBox (3.1.4), and got to an installation step asking to installing GRUB to the MBR of the disk. I assume that since this is a ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Will not boot normally, only boots into Safe Mode

I have a less than one month old server on which Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed. I have a 2 mirrored disk drives in there. I attempted a RAM upgrade, which did not go well possibly due to memory ...
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Reinstalling GRUB on RAID array

I have a computer running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop x64. I just bought another tb drive and wanted to combine my two drives using RAID 0. I have a MSI 890GXM-G65 motherboard and decided to use their built ...
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Ubuntu - copy MBR from flash to CD

I've MBR on a flash drive, how can I copy it to CD? Thanks in advance
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How to edit Master Boot Record from Windows XP recovery console

How to alter Master Boot Record from Windows XP Recovery Console so that it points at an extended Linux partition instead of a NTFS one it is pointing at now? My MBR used to point at extended ...
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What is the difference between a DOS and Solaris MBR?

I have been playing around with a VM trying to install Gentoo, and it seems there are two options for my Master Boot Record : DOS and Solaris. What is the difference? Which should I choose, or are ...
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Install Windows 7 without modifyting the MBR

Is there a way to install Windows 7 on a second HDD (SATA for that matter) and have it not modify the MBR? The disk can be later placed in a similar H/W configuration or booted using the BIOS boot ...