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1) I searched for ms-sys through Synaptic in my normal installed version and it could not be found.

2) I booted from a LiveCD and searched for ms-sys through Synaptic and it WAS found.

3) Did you follow the ArsGeek instructions about "Boot into your Ubuntu LiveCD on the offending machine. Once Ubuntu starts up, go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and enable (by checking it off) the Universal repository."?

4) If you search for ms-sys through Synaptic is it found???
 

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3) Did you follow the ArsGeek instructions about "Boot into your Ubuntu LiveCD on the offending machine. Once Ubuntu starts up, go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and enable (by checking it off) the Universal repository."?


Yes but there was no option


no software sources only properties

Im helping a friend ... so bare with me as we are both struggling
 
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Hi,

When you bring up the Ubuntu Live CD, as the regular Ubuntu user, first bring up a Terminal window Applications>Accessories>Terminal, then when you see the prompt, i.e. [email protected]:~$, issue the following command after the $ sudo apt-get update
If you see error or warning messages at the end of the execution, then re-run the command by typing after the $ !!<Enter> where <Enter> means hit the Enter aka Return key.

Once that is done, then from the menu selection at the top of your screen select:
System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager. Then use the Search to find: ms-sys.

When it brings up an entry for ms-sys, then select it from the display, and then click on Apply in order to download and automatically install it. After installation, in order to see the files involved in the package, you can cd to /var/lib/dpkg/info and issue the command: ls -lt | head
which will give you a short list of the most recently installed packages. Look for the file, ms-sys.list, and you can issue the command cat or more ms-sys.list to see its contents.

Note: The display of ms-sys after being selected is:
Write a Microsoft compatible boot record
The program does the same as Microsoft's "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk or
"sys d:" to a floppy or FAT32 partition, except that it does not copy
any system files (only the boot record is written).

Homepage: http://ms-sys.sourceforge.net/

Hope this helps,

-- Tom
 
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