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« on: November 20, 2014, 02:27:00 AM »


I have two hard drives and two mbrtool backup files on the 2.3.1 mbrtool floppy disk.  They are named MBR_BACK.128 and MBR_BACK.129.

How do I know which backup file goes with which drive?


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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 10:45:06 AM »


It's in the Mbrtool manual:

"MBR Backups to file: MBRtool places the file containing the MBR backup in the current folder. If the file already exists it will be overwritten. Use /FIL without a filename to use the default filename (MBR_BACK) or use /FIL:filename to enter a filename to be used for the backup. The maximum length for the filename is 8 characters. Do not enter the extension. The extension is added by MBRtool and will consist of the physical disk number that contains the original MBR, 128 through 131."

The system bios numbers disks, starting with the first disk 80h (hex), and the decimal equivalent for that is 128.

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