[nSLUG] Need to borrow

Kirk Brown kdborg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 18:02:06 ADT 2011


I tried changing the boot order, even used the F12 boot selection.
Nothing.  Taking out the drive allows me to boot from CD/DVD.

Kirk

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at eastlink.ca> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Regards
>
> Jack
>
> 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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