[Grml] How to use GRML to check whether a hard disk is failing
mwhapples at aim.com
Tue Dec 22 19:56:24 CET 2009
Thanks, some of that would be useful (I found more to do with recovering
data than checking that the hardware is working fine). Thinking about
it, if the hardware isn't working properly I guess I would be unable to
mount the NTFS partition (is this right).
On 22/12/09 18:21, Maurice McCarthy wrote:
> Try http://grml.org/files/release-2009.10/dpkg_list or look at
> # grml-tips disk
> There will be other tools but I cannot think offhand. The suite of
> programs ntfs-3g might help. Sorry not to be more useful but I've just
> started my shift offshore in the North Sea. I'll see if I can dig any
> thing out in the morning.
> Best Wishes
> On 22/12/2009, Michael Whapples<mwhapples at aim.com> wrote:
>> I am wondering whether GRML can help me here. I have agreed to check a
>> computer (tomorrow) for someone as it isn't booting properly (its a
>> windows XP computer). By the sound of it I suspect the hard disk is
>> failing or totally failed or windows has become corrupted to the point
>> it won't boot. So my question is, how (if) can I use GRML to check
>> whether the HD has failed? I know that the BIOS probably will give
>> suitable warnings, but I am visually impaired and so BIOS is
>> inaccessible to me, GRML is good from that angle as I have a way of
>> accessing a computer without relying on what's on it.
>> Thanks for any information.
>> Michael Whapples
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