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Re: [opensuse] Screwed up big time
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:18:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <486E0712.90805@xxxxxxxxxx>
Bob S wrote:
Hello SuSE people,

I have done a really dumb thing.
I plugged in my new USB hard drive, formatted it ext3 and created 4 partitions on it. Problem was that my 10.3 woulld not boot without it being plugged in. I would have to reboot the machine after I plugged it in to bring the OS up.

That was annoying to have it plugged in all of the time and have the drive running uselessly. Here is the stupid part. I went into Yast partitioner and deleted the partitions on the drive thinking I would be able to reconfigure it somehow. Now it boots fine without the drive being plugged in but the drive is no longer found when I do plug it in.

I guess I have ruined it. Nothing on it to be seen, Any way to bring this new drive back to life?

Bob S
Something is strange there. I have formatted USB drives several times and never had any problems. Were there any error messages?

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