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Re: prevent access to a hard drive completely

On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:33:22 +0400
Olive <not0read0765@yopmail.com> wrote:

> Olive wrote:
> > gcrimp@vcn.bc.ca wrote:
> >> 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?
> > 
> > It is a Toshiba A40261 laptop and there is no option in the BIOS to 
> > disabled it. I have not even successed (yet) to open the laptop... (to 
> > try to disconnected it).
> Finally succeeded to remove physically the bad drive. I wonder if it is 
> replaceable...

If you could get it out then it is. These hard drives are usually standard 2.5"
drives. You just need to see if it's an ide or sata drive.

> Olive

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