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Old 03-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #46
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"WD7500BPKT" is it. According to the Spec. sheet, that drive has 512-byte logical sectors ("User sectors per drive 1,465,149,168"), so I don't understand the "Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)" output from fdisk. What does
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hdparm -I /dev/sdc | grep 'Sector size'
report about the physical and logical sector sizes?

From what I've seen browsing the clonezilla forums, I'm not optimistic about it's ability to work with 4096-byte logical sectors, though no one has yet responded to my specific query. That's why I'd like to be sure that's not what you're dealing with.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 04:40 AM   #47
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Well it might went something wrong with clonezilla rescue operations. How I can "reset" the hard disk to the factory defaults before starting any rescue operations?

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #48
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It should be sufficient just to zero out the partition table.
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc count=1
If your drive is not currently being seen as "sdc", of course, change that as needed. Do be sure to get it right. You really don't want to be wiping out the MBR of the wrong disk just now.
 
  


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