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    SubjectRe: tools to repair damaged /dev/hda1 boot record
    Richard Rager wrote:

    > On Sun, 2 Jul 2000 afei@jhu.edu wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > This is not really related to linux kernel development. But to answer it
    > > requires certain expertise on Linux knowledge. Please allow me to ask
    > > here.
    >
    > > My problem is as following. I deinstalled win2k by brutforcely
    > > removed windows directory. There are many files left on my C: root
    > > directory. I made a copy of them and delete files except those ones
    > > essential to MSDOS/win98. Now I cannot boot into win98.
    >
    > > Fortunately I installed dual boot. I can boot into Linux still. Works
    > > fine. This suggests Partition table is ok. When I try to use Lilo, it says
    > > that /dev/hda1 boot sector damaged.
    > >
    > > My question is: is there any tools under Linux that can automatically
    > > repair such kinda of disk failure and recover the windows98 system
    > > (someone needs it to send email coz I got a motorola soft modem). I know I
    > > can do it by "dd" and partition table correction. Just wonder if there is
    > > such a cool software that does the job already.
    > >
    > > Please send your answer to my email addr. I procmailed this email list...
    > > Thanks a lot!
    >
    > Well have you look at what lilo does. Look at /boot/boot.b and
    > /boot/boot.*. Lilo make at backup copy. If you had 98 on before 2000
    > your are in luck.
    >

    What about a DOS boot disk and fdisk /mbr?

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