ms-sys is a Linux program for writing Microsoft compatible boot records. The program does the same as Microsoft "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk or "sys d:" to a floppy or FAT partition except that it does not copy any system files, only the boot record is written.
It is also able to do the same as Microsoft "sys d:" to a floppy or FAT partition except that it does not copy any system files, only the boot record is written.
The program is useful when using Linux to restore a backup of a reference
Microsoft Windows installation.
Step 1, unpack the archive:
tar -xzvf ms-sys*.tgz
Step 2, compile:
Step 3, become root and install
su (and give password)
What's New in This Release:
· Makefile now supports DESTDIR.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version adds experimental support for the Windows 7 NTFS boot record. Unfortunately, writing such a boot record with ms-sys is not useful if the intention is to get a bootable partition.