Well, I had my hard drive crashed some weeks ago. My Ubuntu (14.04) automagically froze and after the moment I pressed the restart button, and it prompted me with busybox prompt. I tried booting with the Live Ubuntu CD, but could not mount my drive (root partition). I continued booting with my Live USB of Mint 17 (cursing Ubuntu, of course) with some persistence space.
After some days, the drive stopped appearing (in the BIOS too).
Just before writing this question, it suddenly appeared, (first in my board's boot menu). I tried running Gparted to format the drive (so that i could install Mint), but gparted aborted with an error. Details Here! . And eventually it stopped appearing.
Could anyone tell me what's wrong with my drive by seeing the gparted error details?
Gparted Error Details:
GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Format /dev/sda5 as ext4 00:06:35 ( ERROR ) calibrate /dev/sda5 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) path: /dev/sda5 start: 4001792 end: 625141759 size: 621139968 (296.18 GiB) clear old file system signatures in /dev/sda5 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) write 68.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 0 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 67108864 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 274877906944 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 318023659520 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) flush operating system cache of /dev/sda 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) set partition type on /dev/sda5 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) new partition type: ext4 create new ext4 file system 00:06:35 ( ERROR ) mkfs.ext4 -L "" /dev/sda5 Filesystem label= OS type: Linux Block size=4096 (log=2) Fragment size=4096 (log=2) Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks 19415040 inodes, 77642496 blocks 3882124 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user First data block=0 Maximum filesystem blocks=4294967296 2370 block groups 32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group 8192 inodes per group Superblock backups stored on blocks: 32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208, 4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872, 71663616 Allocating group tables: done Writing inode tables: done Creating journal (32768 blocks): done Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: 2/2370 mke2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks. ========================================