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Old 10-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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(u)efi tools


Hi Team,

I didn't know where to put this so I just chucked it here

UEFI is taking over, I've started upgrading my pendrive but need some help locating some tools

I'm after a SMART viewer, like hd sentinel (where you just botoed it and it quickly told you the health of the drive and if it had any problems)

and a HDD sector scanner (like hdat2, or hddregen) something you just quickly boot into, scan the hdd for bad sectors, no having to setup anything, just boot select drive, and scan

I've been scouring the internet but finding anything EFI bootable is hard

I have RAM sorted, through the kind folks at memtest weho made it efi bootable (can give you grub2 code if you need it)

any help would be amazeballs

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Old 10-06-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
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Try:
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
 
Old 10-07-2014, 04:30 PM   #3
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not what I'm after but it's a start

I'm looking for things that you can boot directly and just go
(like memtest)
or if it's distro wise, ways I can call modules straight from the kernel (like with pmagic and nwipe)

Thanks anyway
 
Old 10-07-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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Well, you can't have such a thing for HDDs because manufacturers make their own tools. The manufacturer tools can all be found on the UBCD, but AFAIK it probably won't boot with UEFI. You'd probably have to create your own disks for this because they do not exist.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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Well, you can't have such a thing for HDDs because manufacturers make their own tools.
incorrect, many third party people make there own tools, smart staus checker, Low Level formatters, Bad sector checkers, plenty of them in the bios environment

But due to UEFI beeing so new not many people have caught up yet (including manufacturers) so theres no, "true boot and go" tools

the closes I have found is either Booting into a Windows PE Environment or a linux Environment from a live usb and running through there

Hence why I was asking does anyone know if anyone has made (like memtest beeeing UEFI bootable) any 3rd party uefi boot and test tools yet, or are my googling and other activites on other forums correct and I am going to have to play the waiting game for another 6 months or so
 
  


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