I did this before on one of my laptops and it worked fine without a hitch, but now I can't get it to work on another laptop I'm wanting to install Ubuntu to. I got this technique from one of Herman's Ubuntu tutorials. One puts the live distro cd in and runs from that. Then use the dd command to transfer the 446 bytes of the pre-install mbr startup code to another file to save.
Here's my Terminal Screenshot. You can see the error...
dd if=/dev/hda of=/home/ubuntu/ibmmbr.img bs=446 count=1
As you can see, I'm getting `No such file or directory'
To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/hda of=/home/ubuntu/ibmmbr.img bs=446 count=1
dd: opening `/dev/hda': No such file or directory
Could someone help me with this? I could just go and install Ubuntu on this machine without the mbr copy, but I'd really like to have that copy.