On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 02:19:34PM -0500, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Henrik W Lund wrote:
> [ ... ]
> >Anyway, I want to know for sure that this disk failure is not due to any 
> >FreeBSD shenanigans, as I do not want to buy a new drive and install 
> >FreeBSD to it, only to have it crash on me just days later.
> Fair enough.  Check with the vendor of your hard drive (or the laptop) 
> for their hard-drive test utilities.  You should be able to do a 
> non-destructive read test and see what you see....

My drive really did fail after attempting to install FreeBSD - I
mananged to get the BIOS and Windows to recognise it long enough to run
IBM's smartdefender program.   It told me the drive was basically dead.

Bruce Cran

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