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Re: Retriving info from stage 1 and 2

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Retriving info from stage 1 and 2
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:22:51 +0400

В Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:32:36 +0200
Alessandro MACUZ <address@hidden> пишет:

> Hi all,
> I sought the Internet and the grub mailing lists for such an answer but I
> couldn't find it.
> I'd like to know which tool to use to extract info from the first 440 bytes
> in the 1st sector and then code in the following 62 sectors (speaking of a
> MBR-structured disk).

bootinfoscript may be a starting point.

> The idea behind is "not to trust" (don't take me wrong) the files grub.cfg,
> menu.lst and the likes and retrieve information from the real source.
> Think of a dump of an HD that you can investigate on without the need to
> boot the machine or takes this as an academic exercise.
> You may consider also the case where configuration files are not accessible
> but still early stages are (I could use dd from another OS to extract such
> GRUB stage and investigate on another Linux machine, etc etc)
> Thanks in advance,
> Alessandro

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