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How to tell Linux to stop printing ATA error messages?

Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:49 pm

I have a faulty hard drive, and Linux won't shut up and boot the rest of the system from CD! It just keeps stalling trying to read the hard drive. I need the rest of the system to boot up and run some utils on the faulty hard drive - so how can I tell the Linux kernel to stop hogging the console so I can actually get something done? Is there a special option I have to boot with in GRUB?
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Re: How to tell Linux to stop printing ATA error messages?

Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:46 am

If you are trying to boot from CD that should be a BIOS boot option. Why are you even getting to GRUB?
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Re: How to tell Linux to stop printing ATA error messages?

Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:53 am

Well... I solved the thing by just using DOS and disk utilities made for DOS. Yes, I know, ISOLINUX, not GRUB...
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