Remove the boot loader from a usb stick

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=446 count=1
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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By: dcabanis
2009-06-07 10:29:49

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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.
commandlinefu · 493 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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