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Re: Did v7.4 invalidate my hard drive?



On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 06:45:01PM -0500, jpritchett1@charter.net wrote:
>    Thank you for looking into this.
>    The drives are SATA.  There isn't much on the USB bus.  I've got testdisk
>    analyzing the drive now.
>    Jim
>    P.S.  I don't see how it would be relevant, but I did notice Knoppix
>    accessing both my DVD drives when I didn't think it should.

udev does that to find out which filesystem type they are (not
Knoppix-specific).

>From the gathered information, a /etc/fstab is created for on demand
mount (Knoppix-specific).

>  I didn't have
>    any bootable disks in the drives at the time.  They're SATA too.

udev holds some imformation like filesytem type, geometry, and also
bootability, so it needs to scan the first few megs of each drive and partitions.

Regards
-Klaus


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