[nSLUG] Need to borrow

Jack Warkentin jwark at eastlink.ca
Tue Apr 26 17:43:27 ADT 2011

Hi Kirk

Can you go into the bios setup and set things up so that the machine 
always tries to boot first from the CD drive? Then you should be able to 
boot with the hard disk in place. If you then boot from a live CD (see, 
for example, http://www.sysresccd.org/) you should be able to fix the 
hard disk in situ, using, for example, tools that recover partition tables.

Hope this helps.



Kirk Brown wrote:
> Hi,
> My laptop has a 2.5" IDE drive in it and currently works fine when the
> drive is removed when booting from CD.  I'm hoping that I messed up the
> partition table.
> If anyone has a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adapter that I could borrow to fix the
> drive, I'd be grateful.
> I'm in Lower Sackville and can get to HRM.
> Kirk
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at eastlink.ca
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