[TriLUG] OT: Looking slightly used Notebook HDD
rvestal at trilug.org
Fri Feb 6 08:28:03 EST 2009
Guess I should have clarified. I do *not* want an OS ( I am rolling my
own linux distro atm). I am looking a drive that the boot sector is
not hosed. If the boot sector is hose, you can use the drive, it just
won't be bootable. This is usually the first 446 bits of the disk.
Basically, if you have a disk that's not bootable in this manner, you
know it. :D
On Jan 28, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Neil L. Little wrote:
> Sure, trash or remove the master boot record. There are other
> methods as
> well. I can affirm this because I have made all the mistake possible
> rendering a HDD "un-bootable".
> In this case I think he is saying that the HDD be operational.
> Neil, WA4AZL
> JARS Forever!!
> Brian Henning wrote:
>> Is there such a thing as a non-bootable HD? Or are you asking
>> for a
>> HD that already has an OS installed?
>>  Honest question. I've never heard of one, but there's lots of
>> I've never heard of (at least, I suspect there is!).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
>> Behalf Of Roy Vestal
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:24 PM
>> To: trilug at trilug.org
>> Subject: [TriLUG] OT: Looking slightly used Notebook HDD
>> Hey all,
>> Looking to see if anyone has a "slighty used" ATA/EIDE notebook hard
>> disk (must be bootable). For comparison, I can get a new 80GB from
>> Intrex for around $65.00 and even cheeeeper at newegg.com.
>> If you have one you can part with it for cheap or barter ( can
>> say baked goods? ), let me know OFFLINE please. :)
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