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Create DOS/MS-compatible boot records

This program is used to create DOS/MS-compatible boot records. It is able to do the same as Microsoft "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk. It is also able to do the same as DOS "sys" to a floppy or FAT32 partition except that it does not copy any system files, only the boot record is written.
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Package version:2.3.0
Architecture:i386
Distribution:Dag
Filename:ms-sys-2.3.0-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/README

1. General
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This program is used to create Microsoft compatible boot records. It is able
to do the same as Microsoft "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk. 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.
Specifications of boot records is taken from
http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3
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/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/FAQ

Q1: I followed all instructions but my system doesn't boot!?

A1: This is most likely because you are running ms-sys in a Linux environment
    with a 2.6 kernel. The problem is that kernel 2.6 might report a geometry
    incompatible with other operating systems. This makes gnu parted write
    incompatible geometry information when formatting the partition. Ms-sys
    has the switch -p which is 
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/usr/share/man/man1/ms-sys.1.gz

MS-SYS(1)                                                  MS-SYS(1)



NAME
       ms-sys - write Microsoft boot block

SYNOPSIS
       ms-sys [options] [device]

DESCRIPTION
       ms-sys is for writing Microsoft compatible boot records.

OPTIONS
       A summary of options is included below.

       -1, --fat12
              Write a FAT12 floppy boot record to device.

       -2, --fat32nt
    
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/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/CHANGELOG

Date       Version  Comment
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/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/TODO

This might be done for future releases:

1. Add boot records for other file systems and OSes, NT FAT
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/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/CONTRIBUTORS

Henrik Carlqvist		main developer
Bob Tennent 			helped fixing problems compiling on RedHat 7.3
G�rka
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/usr/share/doc/ms-sys-2.3.0/COPYING

		    GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
		       Version 2, June 1991

 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Softw
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