Hard drive problem

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The TJ
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Hard drive problem

Post#1 by The TJ » 31 Jul 2015, 18:37

Hello all.
Everytime i start porteus, it scans the disk- even with the "nohd" and "noswap" cheats!
When proteus scans, the hd makes a horrible rattling/scratching noise that continues long after i've logged in(and as a result, slows down my session).
I know my disk is pretty damn DEAD already but i have windows 7 on it and still love it. Planning on getting a new hdd but thats still a way off.
I've used porteus with the drive taken out and it seems that porteus does try to access the drive in some way(that i dont yet understand!)

My question is, can i make porteus NOT read the disk at all???
can i make it work completely from the usb and not try to use ANYTHING on the hdd?

Btw, Thanx for the great OS and forum y'all. Super helpful!

TJ

donald
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Re: Hard drive problem

Post#2 by donald » 01 Aug 2015, 02:58

Hi TJ
--> I've used porteus with the drive taken out and it seems that porteus does try to access the drive in some way (that i dont yet understand!) <--
If an OS find a (SATA / IDE) controller on the MoBo it will check this controller for
connected Devices.If no Device is connected, it does this till it Timed-out.

Depending on other Devices you may have (CD/DVD Drives) connected to
the same (or a different) controller, (e.g. DVD = IDE and/or HDD = SATA),
you could disable the HDD controller in the BIOS.
But only if no other Devices are connected to the same controller.

The TJ
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Re: Hard drive problem

Post#3 by The TJ » 21 Sep 2015, 18:27

thanx for the help donald.

I put that machine on a shelf (and out of mind) these past couple months but I'll be sure to take a look at your suggestion.

been using porteus on my other pc and I must admit that I like it more everyday. when I have more experience i'd like to help keep it going- there's certainly a bit that could be added to the help file that'll help Linux newbs.

I'll check in the bios and update soon.

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