Formatting a disk
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Thu Apr 13 21:24:51 UTC 2006
Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
>>Does anyone have a rescue suggestion? (yes, I should have done a backup of hdb's MBR but I didn't). There must be a tool
>>that can bring sanity to a disk with a broken MBR.
> Rescue what, exactly? You should be able to reformat the disk with:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb count=1 (or 16k, for kicks)
> fdisk /dev/hdb
I meant, get it to the point where I can use fdisk again and continue
working. fdisk and qtparted both failed. But I've solved this now.
sfdisk was able to fix the partition table, so I could use fdisk again.
Could you explain why I would do 16k? I was thinking that I'd want to do
as little as possible to avoid breaking the partition table (which seems
to be what made fdisk fail in the first place).
/\/_/ A life? Sounds great!
\/_/ Do you know where I could download one?
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