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GRUB rewrite my MBR on my encrypted HDD


Is easy and funny, I want to install Debian on my external HDD and on last question if grub can be instaled I say Yes  and grub rewrite first 512B of my internal HDD (MBR). I was have installed win7 x64 on my encrypted hdd.

I know name and passw of encrytion

Some q.

1)  If I back up my old hdd and reimage windows the new hash code generated from EEM will be the same or recive  the "new" ? Reinstaled windows will have the same MBR ? (or it depend on time and is generated random)

2) I was reinstalled my pc becouse I must work on it (on anothe hdd). I was installed MEE Client and he connect to DB,

Win8 x64

10/18/2013 9:37:44 AM Starting Endpoint Encryption for PC Client Manager (v5.2.11)

10/18/2013 9:37:44 AM Delaying initial sync for 5 minutes

10/18/2013 9:42:45 AM Starting synchronization

10/18/2013 9:42:45 AM Connecting to database: "XXXX.COM"

10/18/2013 9:42:45 AM Address=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

10/18/2013 9:42:45 AM Port=XXXX

10/18/2013 9:42:45 AM Authenticate=Yes

10/18/2013 9:42:48 AM Starting boot protection installation

10/18/2013 9:42:50 AM Machine name = LOJZO20001

10/18/2013 9:42:53 AM Creating new machine database entry

10/18/2013 9:42:53 AM Group ID=000001d2

10/18/2013 9:47:42 AM Applying configuration

10/18/2013 9:47:42 AM Synchronization complete

10/18/2013 9:47:42 AM Automatically synchronizing again in 30 minute(s)

Can you tell to me there is rewrite (lost) the old configuration of first encrypted hdd (old)

I wasnt installed encryption on this new hdd.
Is there stored old configuration, is possible generate sdb file?

3) Its possible me self recive sdb file from db server (EEM)?

SbAdmCl.exe -command:????

4) I read somewhere that when McAfee Enpoint Encryption Client detect that the MBR is corrupted then he repair it automaticly - recive sdb file from db and repar it. I think this work only on working system  hypoticaly is there any chance to emulate this situation?



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Re: GRUB rewrite my MBR on my encrypted HDD

1. new, and a new MBR - nothing will be usable between the two.

2. the old config is still in EEM in the original machine object (LOJO2).

3. It's unlikely you have permission to do this, so no, you will have to ask your IT team for it.

4. no, this is incorrect. There is no self repair for the MBR.

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