So i moved from Windows 8.1 to Linux about 2 weeks ago and i chose Zorin Os 16 because it was really awesome, but now i have some problems
The first one is with creating a bootable disk! The problem is that when i select an Iso file, it doesn't even choose it or show it in the menu! And it isn't file problem because i have tested 4 different Iso file!
The 2nd problem is with scanning for bad sectors of HDD or any other disk, i have tested 3 different way and still my HDD have bad sectors.
And my Last problem is with Terminal, i don't know so much about codes and most of codes in the Internet doesn't work at all, for example when try to make a log file it says that the file is saved but when i open it it's empty so i have to write it here |:
fairytale@HP-ProBook-4530s:~$ sudo e2fsck -cfpv /media/fairytale/WIN.LIVE.7
[sudo] password for fairytale:
e2fsck: Is a directory while trying to open /media/fairytale/WIN.LIVE.7
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a valid ext2/ext3/ext4
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2/ext3/ext4
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
e2fsck -b 32768 <device>
fairytale@HP-ProBook-4530s:~$ badblocks -w -s -o error.log /media/fairytale/WIN.LIVE.7
badblocks: invalid starting block (0): must be less than 0
Which version of Zorin are you using? 16? Is it Core, Lite, or Pro?
I am not sure that Zorin comes with a Startup disk creator - did you add this application yourself?
As for bad sectors, did you try Disks and SMART disk test?
Just connected my 4 Tb WD Elements and that is greyed out too - guess it is because it is in a USB enclosure and not in the actual machine. Same for USB memory sticks/thumb drives/flash drives whatever you prefer to call them.