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Bad sector is error regarding physical of the disk. Instead of isolated the bad sector area, you must change you the hard disk to get rid of the problem. Due to permanent damage that will occurs nearby, the only solution is to replace your hard disk with the new one. Do copy and back up your data before it is broken.


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In this case I'd simply retrieve all your files from your backups. ;) Overwriting the first few GB of a partition will have wiped out enough of the filesystem's structure that it is unlikely you will be able to retrieve file metadata in a meaningful way. Now, since you did it to the entire drive (/dev/sda) it is possible that you have intact partitions ...


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I installed a disk caddy with a PATA/SATA interface, and had booting problems -- grub would freeze up when accessing the disk. The disk worked fine as a disk, but when present, grub would freeze when accessing it in any way, even just tab completion on the grub command line! My BIOS did not allow selecting which disk to have first in boot order, and the ...


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Fan. Tastic. For anyone else wondering, here is what worked: sudo apt-get install gparted sudo gparted Ensure that you've selected the right drive in the upper right corner of gparted. Device > Create Partition table. Select gpt (msdos did not work as the link provided by Terrance suggests) and then click Apply. Partition > New. Give it a name. Click Add. ...


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Open a terminal and type: EDITOR=gedit sudoedit /etc/fstab Locate the line which contains your Windows partition and comment it out (prepend a #): #UUID=YOUR_UID /media/ext-hdd ext3 defaults 0 0 Reboot, and Ubuntu should stop complaining about it not being present.


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I'm not intimately familiar with the software, but based on the description on its Web site, it sounds like this is a non-standard Windows driver that makes a disk look like two or more physical disks to Windows. If I'm right, the only way to access such a disk in Linux would be to write an equivalent driver for Linux, and AFAIK no such driver exists. That ...


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First of all you should note that you are going to install Ubuntu on a second hard drive and not on the same disk alongside, Thus you shouldn't care if Ubuntu can show the Windows or not, since the booting option now is not controlled in the Ubuntu boot Manager which is called GRUB. The booting option now is controlled by your system BIOS, so that you have ...


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I understand that there is already a partition formatted with ext3. So till now you just need to mount this partition to use it. create a mounting point suppose /media/ext-hdd sudo mkdir /media/ext-hdd now mount the partition to that point sudo mount -t ext3 /de3v/sda2 /media/ext-hdd Now if you want to make auto mount this partition you have to add it ...


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Instead of installing a complete Ubuntu system to your memory stick, you should install a live image with persistence enabled (i.e. files in the home folder are kept). You can do this by running: gksudo usb-creator-gtk Then, choose the Ubuntu ISO image, and choose the amount of space you want to be reserved for persistence. You may need to install the ...


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There is a great step-by-step answer here on how to create a partition and mount a new hard drive in Ubuntu. How to add a new hard drive to Ubuntu? If you have not installed gparted yet on your system, open a terminal window and type in: sudo apt-get install gparted also, after completing the step-by-step, there is no need to reboot your system. From ...


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Is your external HDD set to bootable( has boot flag ) ? You can check it via command below as root(or use sudo): fdisk -l /dev/sdx Replace x with your HDD letter. Column Boot should be set for the linux root partition. If it is set to boot, check if grub is installed. You can install grub (on ubuntu) via command: sudo apt-get install grub-install ...



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