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Currently, I have the boot order as CD-ROM, A, C. The problem is, what do I put in there that will work upon rebooting? I've inserted the actual Suse disk, a Gentoo disk, hell I even put a Western Digital Tools floppy that I got with the drive. Nothing is reckognized at boot and I just keep getting dumped into Grub. Any ideas?
Distribution: Debian Sid(it's broken, I'm doing a clean install of Sarge soon)
Intresting...If your boot order is CD, A, C, you shouldn't have any problems booting from a floppy or CD to a formatting tool. Knoppix would work (it has QTParted which would format the drive), but if you can't boot from CD or Floppy, it is won't do any good. I still don't get why it won't respond to any kind of bootable media.
You might try resetting your bios, it just be some odd setting. I doubt that though.
If that doesn't work, I'd agree with JaseP when he says to remove it and install it in the other machine, format it, and put it back.
Right now I'm dowloading the Knoppix ISO. We'll see how that goes.
I'm not concerned with any of the data (luckily) on the 2 HDs, and this is turning out to be a good learning exercise. Worst comes to worst, I'll just buy a new drive-I saw 40GB drives listed for under $50 on NewEgg. I just think that the 8GB drive would be ideal for the SmoothWall that I want to install.
Speaking of, does anybody here (I'm sure I already know the answer) use a LRP and/or SmoothWall? I'm interested to see how they like it. From what I understand, it's a very nice way to lock down your system. Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated...