Can ubuntu help me diagnose my hard drive?
January 13, 2010 4:12 PM Subscribe
My desktop crashed, and won't boot windows xp from the hard drive. I managed to get into BIOS and set it to boot from the CD drive, and got a live session of ubuntu 8.10 running. I tried to mount the hard drive in ubuntu, but to no avail. Is there some sort of utility that ubuntu can run to look at or diagnose my hard drive?
posted by Shohn to computers & internet (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm afraid it's just good and borked, because it's doind exactly what it did last time this happened. There are, naturally, lots of pictures on the hard drive that I'd like to salvage if possible. Because I didn't learn my lesson last time.
This is a custom-built computer, though it's about five years old. I have no idea what the chipset is, or any of the specifications, for that matter.