Need to change MBR to another drive

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  1. twofaze

    twofaze H.N.I.C.

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    I currently have a dual boot of XP and Linux
    the linux and Master Boot Record is on the 2nd(slave drive)
    I need to return the MBR to the master drive (1st drive w/ XP on it) so I can remove the slave drive and still boot up..
    if i remove the 2nd drive now, the comp won't boot into XP....

    anyone know the best way to do this??
     
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    Remove the drive, throw in the XP CD and repair the installation. You'll also have to make sure that you change the boot drive in the BIOS if the drive truly was the slave drive (or perhaps you may luck out and just need to do the latter).
     
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    twofaze H.N.I.C.

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    will that erase what i have on there now??

    is that like a reinstall??
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It won't erase what you have, but you do need to choose the repair option. It fixes the boot records.

    But as I was saying, each physical drive can have a MBR, it's up to the BIOS to determine which drive it looks at.
     
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    ok, thanx
     

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