Backup/Restore/Wipeout Master Boot Record for OS/2 (and eComStation)

Provides a set of programs to backup/restore/wipeout the MBR of physical disks present in or attached to an OS/2 system. It has been specifically designed to enable the partitioning of USB memory sticks under OS/2.

GETMBR.EXE n - This program copies the 1st sector from the nth physical disk to the file OLDMBRn.BIN where n must be a number from 1 to 9 according to the actual physical disk present in or attached to your system. It effectively backs up the MBR of that disk into the file OLDMBRn.BIN. When you copy this file to the file NEWMBRn.BIN then that MBR may be restored later on.

PUTMBR.EXE n - This program replaces the 1st sector of the nth physical disk by the file NEWMBRn.BIN where n must be a number from 1 to 9 according to the actual physical disk present in or attached to your system. It effectively restores the MBR of that disk from the file NEWMBRn.BIN. When this file is a direct copy of the file OLDMBRn.BIN then you are back to the original situation. When this file is a copy of the file WIPEOUT.BIN then that disk resorts to being fresh.

WIPEOUT.BIN - This file contains only null bytes. You must copy it to the file NEWMBRn.BIN when you want the nth physical disk present in or attached to your system to appear as if it has never been used before. This will help out in situations where the 1st sector of that disk is in fact not an MBR and therefore does not have a proper partition table. This is most likely the case when a USB memory stick has been formatted by windows.

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