[arch-general] How big really is the MBR?

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 18:29:23 EDT 2011

On 03-09-2011 23:09, Eric Griffith wrote:
> So can anyone confirm that the command above, from the wiki, is
> correct? And that it IS 440, and not something different. I'd hate to
> pick the wrong one and zero out my partition table, or not completly
> zero out grub-legacy and run into a whole different set of problems.
> Thanks!

No google and wikipedia in your area?

A block size of 440 bytes should be enough to wipe the code area but you
can use or may have to use up to a maximum of 446 bytes.


Mauro Santos

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