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    kernel panic and cd drive quit


    I totally FUBARed an install and got a kernel panic with a suddenly dysfunctional CD drive. Help!

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    could u plz explain ur problem in more detail..

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    I was able to get the machine to boot using Basic Linux on floppies. I want to run DBAN and start from scratch. What are the commands to wipe the hard drive and force a boot from the CD drive, please?

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    What are the commands to wipe the hard drive and force a boot from the CD drive, please?
    there are a lot of ways to *wipe* harddisk.
    you can use GParted LiveCD to create/resize/delete partitions.
    OR
    boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distros, open Terminal/Konsole and execute this
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    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=521 count=1
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    The hard drive data has been deleted. Thank you for your help.

    I still can't boot from the CD drive, however. It seems to be receiving power, etc. Additional help would be much appreciated.

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