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Subject: Re: unable to format hard drive?
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-02-26


Have you tried re-FDISK'ing it? Maybe the partition information is corrupt?
I personally recommend a Partition Magic Boot Disk.

>John Eckman said:
> > Any advice? (I don't have access currently to a linux box, just win2k or
> > MacOS X).
>
>A little off-topic, but may possibly be of some use.
>
>If you have a broadband internet connection and a cd writer, you could
>have a look at http://www.knoppix.org - this will give you a download for
>a bootable Linux distro on a CD. Just stick the CD in your drive, reboot
>and you have a fully-functioning Linux distro. Your installed O/Ses are
>intact, and yo ucan access their disks as well (readonly by default, but
>you can change this). Handy as a rescue disk etc. You have an option to
>save your settings to a usb key (I use my Rockbox for this!) and your
>settings then follow you around different PCs. If you don't have a
>bootable CD drive, you can create a boot floppy which will load the CD
>instead.
>
>I know that Mandrake Linux make a distro called MandrakeMove, which is
>much the same concept, but I haven't tried it (yet)
>--
>Mike Holden

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