How to get past ATA errors?
I have a hard drive developing bad sectors, and I want to boot into a Linux LiveCD to screw around and see if I can do something about it with badblocks.
The problem is, the kernel from the gparted LiveCD keeps trying to make the hard drive do something (why? just... why?) and keeps on waiting on the drive, which won't get better. It just doesn't boot, and sits there spitting out DRDY_ERROR or ATA timeout messages. Is there a kernel parameter I can edit GRUB with to make it not wait on the hard drive so long?