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Old 03-01-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hard drive trashed and not mountable


I've got a HP mini-note, with no CD/ROM drive but too many system hangs turned the file system to swiss cheese. An inept use of fsck left it with an unreadable sector and complaining "no operating system"

I tried an open SUSE live CD on a USB stick. It wouldn't run as it couldn't mount the HDD.

Is there any live OS that can be booted from a USB stick that would load without mounting the HD to alow me to try and repair or reformat the HDD?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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I've recently discovered SystemRescueCD, which has a lot of different boot options, and (as per the name) is designed specifically for recovery purposes. It can be installed to USB.
 
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Thanks I'll give that a go.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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If your just looking to wipe it/repartition, you could try gparted
 
Old 03-01-2009, 08:42 PM   #5
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Also check out Ultimate Boot CD
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
 
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Also check out Ultimate Boot CD
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
That one has helped me multiple times in the past, I completely forgot about that one!
 
  


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