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Hard drive test failed

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EliteBook 2560p
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Hi,

I have a laptop HP ELiteBook 2560p and I try to install Ubuntu on it.

The installation is correct but I have a boot problem.

Always the same message:

BootDevice Not Found

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

And when I try to do a Hard Disk test, I have this message HardDisk Test Failed.

Do you have any suggestions ?

Thanks a lot.

Ponce

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You blew the install somehow.  Gotta set it on fire now...

 

Something went wrong with your install (obviously).  Somehow the boot sector of your HDD is corrupted or in some other way not correct.  This is easily fixed though, all you need to do is repartition the HDD and write the boot sector to the correct partition.

 

To do this on a non booting HDD, you'll have to boot the live USB you used for the install and mount the HDD and partition manually.

 

I recently did this exact thing and it still wouldn't read the boot partition, so I had to employ the /dev/zero trick to nuke the HDD so I could start over.

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$sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/PATH/TO/HDD bs=512

 

Example:

 

$sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512

 

This will fill the entire HDD with zeros, destroying any data on the disk, which will allow you to install like it was brand new.

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Thank you very much,

It is good.

I have run this command, then install Ubuntu and now the boot is correct.

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