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How do you reset the MBR of the second physical disk?

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I currently bought a new harddrive. This one was put in as Primary/slave. After having tried to install Linux, I ended up screwing up the MBR on the second disk. My question is how I can reset the MBR on the second physical disk drive. I have tried the "fdisk /mbr" command, and it successfully (and unfortunately...) wipes the mbr of the first disk. Will I have to disconnect the first drive, and then put my new one up as the first hard-drive to be able to reset the MBR?

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