Installing SUSE 11.4 64 bit on External Hard Disk to Replace 11.2 64 bit on Internal Hard Disk
I have a Dell Dimension C521 (AMD AthlonX2) with a 160 GB internal HDD
and 3 GB RAM. The system has dual iboot for Windows Vista Home Premium
and SUSE 11.2 64 bit. Recently I added an external Hard Disk (Seagate
GoFlex ITB capacity). I wish to uninstall the 11.2 and install 11.4 on
the external drive. There are additional instructions for installing
11.4 on an external disk.
a) Will it be possible to uninstall the 11.2 as 11.4 is being
installed, leaving the space on the internal disk free for re-allocation
b) Or should I first uninstall 11.2 repair the Windows ...Clonning hard disk
I had managed to clone old hard disc to a new one - multiboot
WinXP-DOS-Opensuse 11.3 with Acronis. After solving all (perhaps)
problems, I have one question. The last problem - I had to rewrite fstab
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380811AS_5PS0EVE3-part3 / .....
/dev/sda3 / ...
Perhaps there are more configuration files, that use 'by-id'
identification. Question - Why Open Suse uses 'by-id' identification?
There is a problem when we change hard disk. How can I rewrite all
values with new hard dis...After installing 11.4 on external hard disk, no booting from primary disk
I have a laptop, with Suse 11.4 installed and Windows 7, on hda.
Now I got an external hard drive (hdc), and I installed also Suse 11.4
there (hdc1 - hdc3); there was an initial question about it:
'How can I install a new *independent* Suse 11.4 on a second hard disk?
(swap problem) - Page 2' (http://tinyurl.com/3aw2fcb)
but that is likely no longer relevant.
The installation process installed the boot-loader on hda. So well,
seemed necessary to me
(though I would have preferred not to mess at all with hda; see below
for further comments).
Summarising the boot...external usb disk shows disk, disk-1, disk-2, disk-3, disk-4
I am new to linux.
I am running openSUSE 11.1 (i586) and I have a maxtor external usb
I used the backup utility in suse to create a backup job that would
copy files to my external hard drive.
The problem is that when I disconnect the usb drive or reboot the
machine sometimes the drive shows up as a different name. e.g. It first
showed up as disk, then disk-1, then disk-2, then disk-3, and now
This is a problem because the backup utility doesn't know that the
drive name changed. I had to update the back-up software to say to write
to dr...Hard Disk frequent head unloads (Disk Clicking whilst idle?)
I created a thread about a problem a I had with my hard disk clicking
whilst idle little while ago and I may now have stumbled upon a possible
solution. The strange thing with the problem is that Ubuntu/Kubuntu
didn't cause this problem but Opensuse 11.2 does.
I installed Fedora 13 to have a glimpse of what all the fuss was about
and noticed that I had the same problem (hard disk clicking whilst idle
~ every 20 secs or so). Now there's a wiki on this subject and a few bug
> Problem Description
>...Device hard disk
For my learning and trying to understand.
On the same PC, with IDE disk :
openSUSE 10.2 disk were hda,hdb...
openSUSE 10.3 disk were sda,sdb..
Tried openSUSE 11.0 disk were sda,sdb...
Tried openSUSE 11.1 disk are hda,hdb..
I wish somebody explain me the reasons of that.
By the way on reboot openSUSE 11.1, device "/" busy, hope to reboot (or
something like that in msg), but reboots always.
How I can see why is busy "/"?
I have same problem every time I reboot my computer.
umount: /home device is busy
umoun...Noise from the hard disk
Product: Firefox Release Candidate
Summary: Noise from the hard disk
Hello, i am a French user of Firefox (the new Release Candidate), i have
been using it for a couple of hours now, and i have noticed that after
using it for a few minutes, my hard disk starts to "make noise", (it's
hard to explain), like the noise it does when you launch a research on
the HD, some kind of "crrrrrrrr"... :-D It goes on during +/- 10
seconds, then it stops one minute or two, and restart.
It doesn't really slow dow...hard disk serial no
Is anyone have the idea to get hard disk serial no by using pb7?
Use Win32 API call:
Function long GetVolumeInformationA(string lpRootPathName, ref string
lpVolumeNameBuffer, ulong nVolumeNameSize, ref ulong lpVolumeSerialNumber,
ref ulong lpMaximumComponentLength, ref ulong lpFileSystemFlags, ref string
lpFileSystemNameBuffer, ulong nFileSystemNameSize) Library "KERNEL32.DLL"
Renato Di Pauli
"Teo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> ha scritto nel messaggio
> Is anyone have the idea to get hard disk serial no by using pb7?
>...Hard disk failure
I recently suffered my first hard disk failure in over 12 years of computing
(well, I had a Sinclair QL before that in the mid-80s, but lets not get into
the reliability of its microdrives!).
I had most of my data backed up, but not the most recent stuff.
Fortunately, I subscribe to various grc newsgroups, and had recently read of
the "drive in the freezer" trick. I'm glad to say that it worked several
times - enough to get most of the unbacked up files off - before the click
of death became uncurable.
One problem using the recovery console (XP Home) was that i...How NOT to rescue your hard disk.
Just a bit of fun. We have the technology...
Just wanted to say thanks to Mr Gibson for the spark of an idea from
when I was listening to the SpinRite testimonials on SN on the way home
(And thanks to the hard disk that gave its life so I could make this video.)
On Sat, 03 May 2008 14:09:11 +0100, Bill P. Godfrey wrote:
> Just a bit of fun. We have the technology...
That is really, really cool.
...Wipe Hard Disk
I think this forum is OK to post this. It's not Delphi-specific
technical, but hardware technical. Besides, this issue seems to be in
the news lately...
I'm interested in wiping a hard disk clean before giving it away, so no
previously stored personal data can be obtained from the disk.
Rather than downloading some tool (like DBAN) from the Internet, which
seems risky to me, it seems you could write a simple Delphi program to
write text (ASCII) characters to a text file (or a series of text
files), filling up every byte of every sector, then deleting the files.
...Hard disk install
My machine doesn't have a dvd drive. Still, i downloaded the OSuse 11.0
DVD and tried to install thought the Hard Disk install. I've copied the
contents of the DVD to a partition (ntfs partition). Then, at the HDD
install, i've passed the path of the directory that contains the dvd
content. The installer recognizes it, loads some things, and bam, some
strange error on LinuxRC occurs (error on 0x000..00). Tried some times,
same thing. Anyone has an advice or can lend me a hand? ;)
------------------------------------------------------...turning off hard disks
I keep my computer on 24/7...
Was looking at power profiles and noticed that the hard disk could be
turned off after xx min of activity..
Does this mean that if data has to be written, the disks will spin up
Kernal32 <email@example.com> writes:
>I keep my computer on 24/7...
>Was looking at power profiles and noticed that the hard disk could be
>turned off after xx min of activity..
>Does this mean that if data has to be written, the disks will spin up
Yes. My experience has been that drives are best left on full...Hard Disk and Linux
I have a dualboot installation of Linux and its commercial rivals.I
noticed that Linux makes great hard disk noise that I was not able to
hear while using Windows.Is it due to filesystem?
I hava a recent configuration.
> I have a dualboot installation of Linux and its commercial rivals.I
> noticed that Linux makes great hard disk noise that I was not able to
> hear while using Windows.Is it due to filesystem?
> I hava a recent configuration. ...