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Re: bring back hdd from dd urandom

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 02:12:09PM +0100, josep wrote:
> How can I bring a hdd back to life, if I did:
> dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb
> to it?
> When I try to format it to ext3, it tells: gparted: libparted - unrecognized
> disk label
> Please help, the /dev/sdb is an USB HDD

I'm not sure exactly what you are asking for. Are you trying to restore
the data or formatting the disk with a new file system? Asumming the
latter you need to partition the disk (try fdisk if you're having
problems with gparted).

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