[ILUG] Hard Drive crash?
conor at discuskeeping.com
Tue Feb 28 08:03:37 GMT 2006
Actually, if the BIOS does not recognise it then its likely screwed,
try re-seating it first.
On 28 Feb 2006, at 08:01, Conor Wynne wrote:
> On 28 Feb 2006, at 01:04, Gary Pigott wrote:
>> It's terminal, and at the very least it'll cost you the price of a
>> new HDD. If it's the controller that's borked you're looking at
>> big money unless you can get a systemboard from a 804 being broken
>> for spares on eBay. Sony don't sell spares, even if the laptop is
>> out of warranty. They'll tell you to send it to an "authorised
>> service centre" ;-)
> Not necessarily, maybe the boot sector is gone?
> Boot of a rescue CD, you can use your SUSE CD1 for this purpose,
> boot it, try and see if your data is there or not. Sure see if the
> disk is detected!
> HINT: dmesg, fdisk -l, e2label, etc..
>> Michael Treacy wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm running SuSE 10.0 on a Sony Vaio (PCG FX-804).
>>> I'd been working on it this evening and went to shut it down. An
>>> application that I had open seemed to hang and I couldn't get
>>> access to the shutdown menu on KDE.
>>> After leaving it for a few minutes in the hope that it would end
>>> the process, I ended up pressing the On/Off switch for a few
>>> seconds causing the machine to shut off.
>>> On restarting the laptop, I now get a message "Operating System
>>> not found". It doesn't seem to recognise the hard drive. I've
>>> tried going into the Bios, but the primary master says "None" and
>>> I cannot change it. When I reboot it stops at the SONY logo,
>>> waits a few seconds then gives the "Operating System not found"
>>> Any suggestions as to how I might check the hard disk status?
>>> Or is it terminal??
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