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Re: prevent access to a hard drive completely

On Sun, Feb 01, 2009 at 08:56:57AM +0400, Olive wrote:
> My internal hard disk is dead: it makes a strange noise and remain in 
> the position on indefinitely. I have installed Linux on an external hard 
> drive (and I boot from a CD since this is an old laptop not being able 
> to boot from USB). I would like to prevent the kernel to access the 
> internal hard drive completely. Even if I do not access it; the kernel 
> read a bit from it; among other to get information on the partition 
> table. Is it possible to prevent the kernel to even see the drive? This 
> is an IDE hard disk.

How about disabling it in bios?


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