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
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!!!!