[K12OSN] OT: hard drive emergency

Rob Owens robowens at myway.com
Wed Feb 2 14:16:57 UTC 2005

Thanks. I'm looking into smartd right now.

Is it possible for a usb device like an iPod to screw up the partition table or the bios? I really suspect that the problem has to do w/ the iPod, but I can't understand why it would have the ability to do this kind of damage.


 --- On Wed 02/02, Burke Almquist < balmquist at mindfirestudios.com > wrote:
From: Burke Almquist [mailto: balmquist at mindfirestudios.com]
To: robowens at myway.com, k12osn at redhat.com
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 07:02:35 -0600
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT:  hard drive emergency

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