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Bricked my kurobox

Kristian Hermansen wrote:
> John Abreau wrote:
>> I wiped the partition table by sticking the drive into a usb
>> enclosure, checking /var/log/messages to find that it showed up
>> as /dev/sdk,  and then
>>    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdk bs=1024 count=1
>> I then reassembled the kurobox, but it sill wouldn't boot into
>> its flash ROM.
> Umm, didn't you wipe too much, unless your box is special?

He assumed the box was designed to automatically handle a raw drive. I'm
not familiar enough with a kurobox to know if that's the case. Is it
indeed sold without a drive and you just pop in a raw drive and it takes
care of setting it up? If so, then it does sound like something has gone
wrong with the flash drive. Though if you haven't attempted to do
anything to the flash drive, it may still be an issue with the hard drive.

Are you sure you wiped enough? The command above suggests you only
zeroed out the first 1024 bytes. I'd expect more to need to be cleared
in order to overwrite the partition table. Trashing the MBR might not do
much if the kurobox always boots from flash, and then loads a kernel
from the hard drive.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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