Backup and Restore PC’s bootsector


Here I will explain how we will be backup and restore the boot sector of a PC.

In this exampe I will consider my hardisk is /dev/hda.

backing up existing bootsector in /dev/hda hardrive use the following command


dd if=/dev/hda of=bootsec.bin bs=512 count=1

Now to restore the bootsectore to the hardisk use the following commad.


dd if=bootsec.bin of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

Warning: The above command may corrupt your system boot sector which will put you system in non bootable state.

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