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Re: [PATCH]: Save boot record before writing to the dest_drive

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Save boot record before writing to the dest_drive
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 17:35:37 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 07:35:45PM +0530, kashyap garimella wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have added the following new features:
> 1) when grub-setup runs, it automatically stores the areas of (mbr + embed)
> region, which are overwritten, into the file (in the following specified
> format) in root directory.
> 2) grub-setup can restore the stored mbr in the following format back to
> destination drive:

Thanks for your interest, but I really think this is overkill.  Users would
still need dd(1) to restore those images, so if they know dd(1), why can't
they just use that to back them up in first place?

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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