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Alrighty, so here's my problem - I recently DBanned my entire local hard drive - which I have done before with no problems - and then tried booting from a ...
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    Angry DBanned my HD and now I can't boot usb flash disks!!


    Alrighty, so here's my problem - I recently DBanned my entire local hard drive - which I have done before with no problems - and then tried booting from a flash disk I created using xboot (I do not have a cd/dvd drive on my laptop). I have also done this before without a problem. However, now, when I try to boot from the flash disk I get a bunch of text output. Prior to all of this text output I am able to view the initial grub screen of both the Xboot program (multiboots possible) and the selected program. But when the program is selected to boot I get a bunch of output:



    Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 1 (goes on to logical block 7)
    ata1: EH complete
    sda: unable to read partition table
    sda: detected capacity change from 0 to 37432584704
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attacjed SCSI disk
    Freeing inused kernel memory: 4468k freed
    Write protecting the kernel text: 5712k
    Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 2352k
    >> Loading modules...

    udevadm settle - timeout of 180 seconds
    ....
    ...udevd worker failed while handling....

    ata1.00 failed command: READ DMA
    ata1.00 exception EMask 0x0
    status DRDY ERR
    ata1.00 error UNC

    then goes to repeat the buffer IO errors

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    this happens every single time no matter if i try to run a utility program or a bootable linux OS....

    i also tried booting windows OS installation through usb which booted up fine but let me know that it was unable to actually install it because the entire hard drive is unallocated space (of course)

    but I can't even boot up gparted to partition the disk...what the hell do i do and why can't my usb sticks boot up properly!!!!

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    but I can't even boot up gparted to partition the disk
    Instead of beating your head against a wall and trying to boot from usb (since it does not work out for you).
    Try booting from cd drive instead.

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    Exclamation arg...

    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    (I do not have a cd/dvd drive on my laptop) .
    any other suggestions?

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    beg,borrow or steal a external drive cdrom.

    That being said. Your usb drive may be worn out by giving those errors

    ata1.00 failed command: READ DMA
    ata1.00 exception EMask 0x0
    status DRDY ERR
    ata1.00 error UNC
    even if dban fried your internal hardrive. You should be able to boot and run flash drive live. Case in point. I am Posting from a 4gig Kingston SD external flash card on a atom Netbook. Internal drive is XP.

    Code:
    [~] inxi -F
    System:    Host puppypc Kernel 2.6.33.2celeron i686 (32 bit) 
               Desktop IceWM 1.3.6 Distro Puppeee Linux
    Linux 2.6.33.2celeron [i686 arch]
    Machine:   No machine data found. Your kernel does not support this feature.
    CPU:       Single core (Intel Core CPU N270,1595.857,512 KB,fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm,3191.71,intel) (-UP-) cache unknown  flags (-) clocked at  MHz
    which was why I suggested using a external cd drive. Heck. I`m even booting the celeron puppy kernel iso on a atom netbook.

    Linux 2.6.33.2celeron
    Single core (Intel Core CPU N270
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    DBanned my HD and now I can't boot usb flash disks!!
    Has no bearing on

    why can't my usb sticks boot up properly!!!!
    So not sure why unetbootin or lili with a md5sum check of downloaded iso does not work out for you. I don`t know about

    tried booting from a flash disk I created using xboot (I do not have a cd/dvd drive on my laptop). I have also done this before without a problem.
    so try a different usb drive or use a external cdrom.

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