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cche
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Registered: ‎08-20-2009
Location: Canada
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How to copy MBR & boot sector on Thinkpad T500 SATA drive?

I have removed the hidden partition of the SATA drive and have Windows XP installed on the laptop. I have taken an image of this XP setup to ZENWorks imaging server. When I restored the image to another identical T500, I got invalid signature file at bootup. I wonder what is the proper parameter I should use to copy the MBR & boot sector from a working T500 to the new laptop (identical hardware).

 

I have tried the followingbut no success:

"dd if=filename of=/dev/sda count=4 bs=512"

"dd if=filename of=/dev/sda count=4 bs=446"

"dd if=filename of=/dev/sda count=1 bs=512"

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Che

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