Topic: Manually edit pointer of the boot sector backup location?
Hi, Thanks for the great work with GParted.
I have an issue with a disk and was wondering if there was a manual method to repair in order to understand a bit better.
It is an NTFS disk and after a resize operation the copy of the boot sector which is supposed to be on the last sector of the volume isn't there.
It seems that older versions of NTFS placed the backup boot sector in the middle of the disk rather than at the end.
It should be simple to manually copy the boot sector contents to an arbitrary empty sector on the disk, and this could become the new backup boot sector.
I am wondering though, how to edit the pointer or reference to look at the new arbitrary sector for the backup instead of the last sector of the volume where the backup is usually found.
At what offset is this pointer located? Can it be edited so the backup boot sector can be placed anywhere on the disk? Any advice would be very appreciated.