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Re: Win7 Recovery partition

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: Win7 Recovery partition
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 13:06:42 -0400

On May 29, 2013, at 5:19 AM, Tom Davies <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi :)
> Thanks :)  Err with normal Bios and Mbr it is supposedly possible to copy the 
> Mbr using dd or dd-rescue or something, in order to restore it if things go 
> wrong.  Is that possible with Uefi?  Do you happen to know the right 
> addresses to copy?  

It doesn't work that way with UEFI. The firmware already knows how to read a 
FAT32 file system, so it's looking for the bootloader on the EFI System 
partition, which is FAT formatted. There is no equivalent for the MBR bootstrap 
region. The bootloaders for different OS's are all found on the EFI System 

Chris Murphy

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