Re: prevent access to a hard drive completely
On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:33:22 +0400
Olive <email@example.com> wrote:
> Olive wrote:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.