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Re: Feature request: MBR backup

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Feature request: MBR backup
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 23:30:20 +0100
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address@hidden writes:


> I'd like to propose a backup-mechanism for GRUB2. 
> On installation the old MBR could easily be stored in the partition hosting 
> the stage2. 
> That would allow for a clean self-destruction of GRUB2 as it could simply 
> overwrite its own MBR-data if required. 
> I guess many people install grub to play a little with linux/fbsd/etc and 
> afterwards have a messed-up MBR and they want their Windows back. Such a 
> feature would prevent a lot of support-requests I believe.

You are right, it might be a nice feature to add.  I think it would be
quite easy to add an uninstall feature that does just this.  I'll add
it to the todo list on the wiki.


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