[linux] Dynamic Drive Overlay (DDO) is evil

Scholz Matthew scholzmb at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 4 15:59:56 PDT 2003


well that's no good:
the problem appears to be this:

from dmesg using my RedHat disk linux rescue option:

hdd: [DM6:DDO] [remap +63] 9964/255/63 hdd1

I assume this is from reading something out of the
partition table on /dev/hdd, but the dd command below
didn't clear it out.

Any other suggestions?


--- Jesse Weigert <jesse at rainydawg.com> wrote:

> If you really want to be sure, do this:

>

> Make sure that it is the only hard drive on the

> system.(Just to be on the

> safe side)

>

> Check to make sure the computer is set to boot off

> the floppy disk or

> cdrom first. (Check the BIOS... you want to make

> sure that the maxtor

> driver is not loaded) Then just do a simple dd

> if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda

> bs=512 count=10. That should be more than enough to

> clear the hard drive

> to a usable state.

>

> -Jesse Weigert

>

> > Hey everybody,

> >

> > I have a stupid/simple situation that I can't

> figure

> > out how to solve. I'm working on setting up a

> dual

> > boot system with win98SE and Linux. Everything

> was

> > fine until someone (not me) installed a hard drive

> and

> > used the maxtor sotware that came with it to

> install

> > Maxtor's DDO utility on it. Among other things

> this

> > overwrote the mbr. So, being the resourceful

> fellow I

> > am, I booted from the redhat disk, reran lilo, and

> all

> > was well... sort of.

> >

> > I'd like to just wipe the disk and start over,

> since

> > there's no data on it, but I'm not sure how to

> deal

> > with the disk. It looks like the DDO in this case

> > wrote stuff to the mbr portion of the disk, which

> I

> > don't know how to deal with for a non-bootable

> drive.

> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.

> >

> > -Matt

> >

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