LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
rockarolla
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Fedora 9
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
Host Protected Area (HPA) Partition


In order to bypass a small problem coming from DELL MediaDirect hard and software I need to be able to manage HPA partition on a hard disk.

I couldn't find option in GParted and the only way to remove it so far is to zero the hard disk, which I would like to avoid.
Has anybody a better solution or experience with removing (or dissabling) HPA partitions?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 06:55 AM   #2
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 29,361
Blog Entries: 55

Rep: Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547Reputation: 3547
From your boot log, or using 'dmesg' or 'hdparm' on the drive, note the maximum addressable sector of the disk. Compile http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/setmax.c and run with the –delta switch supplying (maximum addressable sector) integer and device path. For more check the Sleuthkit, here or any forensic docs site and in the case of HPA/DCO the Wikipedia entry should do as well.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:34 AM   #3
rockarolla
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Fedora 9
Posts: 28

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks a lot. I'll try this out. Unfortunately or fortunately I zeroed my HD and reinstalled everything again - clean install removing all suspicious stuff hiding anywhere on the hard disk (to the best of my knowledge). Everything was in order to remove media direct and its subsequences on dual boot FEDORA9 vista DELL lap top.

Thanks again!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora core 6 don't detect Host Protected Area. jiyun0121 Linux - General 2 05-22-2007 12:41 AM
Host Protected Area detected. EddyRoth Linux - Hardware 1 07-19-2005 10:18 PM
Host Protected Area Freeze spaaarky21 Linux - Hardware 3 03-19-2005 10:14 PM
Host restricted area ? Slycer Slackware 23 12-19-2004 09:21 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration