Visualization of hard disk geometry and master boot record

Mohamad, Kamaruddin Malik and Mat Deris, Mustafa (2011) Visualization of hard disk geometry and master boot record. In: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 10th International Annual Symposium, 11-13, July 2011, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.



Every hard disk contains disk geometry information (size, cylinder, track, sector) and Master Boot Record (MBR). Visualing both of these data are not something new. However, the actual codes for obtaining these information directly from hard disk is not much discussed or revealed. In this paper, the disk geometry information and the content of MBR are visualized directly from a hard disk using two developed C programs. The output from both of these programs are successfully verified by comparing their output with that of existing tools. This paper shares the working C codes to directly obtain information of the disk geometry and the content of MBR.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:master boot record (MBR); hard disk geometry; data visualization
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Calculating machines > QA75.5 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty of Science Computer and Information Technology > Department of Information System
ID Code:2030
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 12:27
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 12:27

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