Re: Re: Disk dont work with linux ?!
On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 10:08:26PM +0200, Attila Szilagyi wrote:
> > When you make the partition are you telling it to mount as root?
> Yes of cours, some times debian-installer start to copy files to hdd, but during installation broke copy process with error code 1.
> On Alt+F3 consol same things appear, what I described in the first mail .
> > Also, if the hard drive has bad sectors it is possible to experience this
> > problem. Windows 98 FAT file system is much less robust, and in some ways
> > more forgiving then the ext3 file system. You might try performing a low
> > level format (wipe) of the hard drive. wipe.exe is a free but effective
> > program that will do this. It is a DOS program, but you can probably find
> > it on the internet.
> I read abuot low level format, that it can be dangerous and destroy the whole disc (the hardware, not informations on the disc).
> Have you any experiens?
I once rescued a hard disk (the drive, not the data) bu doing
a low-level format from an option in the BIOS, I believe
(actually, I'm not quite sure after all these years-- it might
have been from a diagnostic floppy from the drive manufacturer).
> > Otherwise, have you considered other hardware aspects? The cpu or power
> > supply fan may be going out causing those components to overheat. It
> > wouldn't be the first time that a bad fan caused strange, not readily
> > apparently related problems.
I've had a lot of fan-related problems. When a fan fails, things
overheat, have random problems, and, when it went on too long,
I lost an expensive video card and a motherboard. Have a look inside
the box; make sure the fans are turning fast, really making wind,
and not clogged with dust.