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Remove the boot loader from a usb stick

Terminal - Remove the boot loader from a usb stick
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=446 count=1
2009-06-07 10:29:49
User: dcabanis
Functions: dd
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Remove the boot loader from a usb stick

If you don't want your computer to try to boot form a USB stick that used to be used as a boot device (maybe for a live linux distro), you will have to remove the boot loader from your stick other wise the boot will fail each time the device is attached to your PC.

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I wanna do the reverse. I have an iPod Classic and I wanna make it bootable (boot a Mactel; EFI). Any idea how to write the bootloader on it? Thnx.

Comment by commandlinefu 391 weeks and 3 days ago

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