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Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On Wednesday 15 April 2015 13:37:43 Gene Heskett wrote:
> I think I'll burn that cd of the seagate dos utils and see what it
> says, which will entail a power down reboot if I put it on the spare
> cables, or something along those lines that will force me to do a P.D.
> reboot. Uptime is currently about 12 days.  And we have at least 10
> days before Jessie is declared, so I haven't been in a life or death
> hurry.  Since I woke up this morning, which is a good sign at my age,
> I'll put that off a few hours. ;-)
I finally found enough of a round tuit to burn the cd and try it.
Seatools found and tested all 3 drives, no hits no runs no errors.

But I am now smarter on two fronts.

1. DON"T leave your cell phone plugged in when rebooting, you get drive C 
has no boot capability messages from the bios, while I am shaking my 
head and muttering that famous 3 letter acronym.

So I wasted several hours letting it go thru one cycle of memtest, then 
doing a bios reset & re-putz with some on the options before in dawned 
on me my tracfone is still plugged in AND a POS.  Turned off, it still 
shows up as a 50 megabyte removeable disk!  Unforgivable idiocy.

2. that solved & rebooted, with one of the 2T's in the sdb slot, gparted 
said it had NO partition table! So I expect the 2nd one has no partition 
table on it either. So I partitioned and labeled it half & half as /home 
and /opt.  Reboot, lshw and blkid are now happy as clams.

So, progress from the WV version of Lake Woebegone. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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