Last edited by Kickinthedoor; August 15th, 2012 at 01:45 AM.
No sweat yet. .....if you do not have a prompt in the 1st terminal (the one ya ran dd in) do ctl-c to interrupt the process and return ya a prompt....
that drive may be toast ...but I am not willing to give up yet....
try this one from mips suggestion:
try that and see what haps.Code:WARNING, use this information with extreme caution! You can repair the MBR from the Windows install media using the fixmbr command. In linux you can erase the mbr using dd # dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=446 count=1 # dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=512 count=1 will not only erase the mbr but also the partition table You have been warned!
im boned huh?Code:dd: opening `/dev/sdX': Permission denied
good call, i didnt even notice that lol
ran it again
Code:ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=446 count=1 0+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes (0 B) copied, 1.1454e-05 s, 0.0 kB/s
Kickin ... in that last the X in sdX is a place holder ,,, shub be replaces with "a" ... to read sda...ok?..lemme see if there is a pid in any of yoyr results,(don't see how as dd ran out before ps command cud look for it).
ran it as "sda" and got "bus error" as a result then terminal closed and wont re open.
OK kicken....reboot the system and try the wipe the MBR code sequece again and catch the exact error if the buss error results.