ryanag at zoominternet.net
Thu Jul 7 16:04:11 UTC 2005
I had a problem like this. I downloaded dban, ran the "quick" wipe which
writes 0's to the hard disk, re-formatted, installed and everything has been
dban can be found here: http://dban.sourceforge.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike McCarty" <mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: FC3 gone
> CHERMAN at gt.rr.com wrote:
> [snip Was Runing FC3, ran up2date, can't reboot]
> >the drive. I ran sfdisk on /dev/hda (the drive on which FC3 was
> >installed) and got the following:
> >Checking that no-one is using this disk right now ...
> >BLKRRPART: Permission denied
> >Disk /dev/hda: 79656 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
> >Old situation:
> >Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
> > for C/H/S=*/255/63 (instead of 79656/16/63).
> >For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
> >Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0
> > Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
> >/dev/hda1 * 0+ 12 13- 104391 83 Linux
> >/dev/hda2 13 4997 4985 40042012+ 8e Linux LVM
> >/dev/hda3 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
> >/dev/hda4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
> >Any ideas would be appreciated? Just for informational purposes, before
> >I installed FC3 I was running WinXP and it crashed also. That's why I
> >installed FC3. Is it possible the hard drive is bad?
> Having a PT which looks "different" from the actual physical disc is
> not all that unusual. It's certainly possible that you have some kind of
> hardware failure, but not necessarily the drive. Have you tried the disc
> in a simliar computer? It could be the interface electronics.
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