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Re: what did hwinfo do to my machine?

On Mon 04 Jun 2012 at 13:15:48 -0400, Dan B. wrote:

> Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> - you might check your drive maker's web site for hardware-specific  
>> diagnostics
> I do have a diagnostics CD, so I can try that too.

How about?: Create a partition on USB stick. Format it ext2/3/4. Mount
the partition on /mnt. Install GRUB to the MBR of the stick

   grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdX

and copy the grub.cfg on your hard disk to /mnt/boot/grub. Boot from the
USB stick. Observe and record.

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