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Re: MBR been overwritten by OEM softwares

From: Jordan Uggla
Subject: Re: MBR been overwritten by OEM softwares
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:20:25 -0700

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 6:31 AM, Nagaraj Hegde
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using a DELL Desktop.
> Already have a windows7 image running on it
> Installed Lucid Lynx[ubuntu 10.04] on it
> I m observing that grub is getting corrupted after every grub recovery using
> the live CD.
> Ubuntu help sites sited that MBR data is being overwritten by OEM utilities
> like DELL recovery Utilities which is used by grub2.
> How can i get rid of this problem?
> Should i go for complete removal of DELL utility?

That is the best way, yes. Note that it's not the mbr being
overwritten, rather it's the post-mbr gap. Details here: .
Also note that grub 1.99 will be mostly immune to applications
overwriting single sectors of its core.img:

> Thanks in advance.
> Nagaraj.
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