unlock utility for linux
olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 13 19:42:23 UTC 2009
Dear fellow Fedora users,
Does there exist a utility within linux, be it fedora or other that can unlock a locked hard drive. A friend of mine gave me a disk and he told me that it was mine to keep, the problem was that the hard drive was locked and if I could unlock it I can keep it. I tried the Gparted Live CD, Slax Live CD and the device exists, but it gives errors like
/dev/sda input output error
or something like that. I read something about dd doing powerful things like cleaning up disks or wiping them clean, how can one use a utility like that with a hard drive that was locked. Someone locked it up and the warranty on the disk is gone, so I could get to keep the disk, but the catch is to reset it/unlock it.
Thank you in advance for suggestions/advice/comments.
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