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DNAB won't run because of USB Controller, computer has no PS/2 ports

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by dooberface, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. dooberface

    dooberface Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2011

    So the title explains my situation fairly well.
    I'm selling my computer. I would like to wipe the hard drive with DBAN first. When i try to run DBAN, a message comes up that says ERROR: /dev/sda (process crash), which i'm 99.9% sure is the result of the USB Controller. But I can't disable the USB controller because the moment I leave the boot prompt my keyboard will stop working due to being a USB keyboard.

    Does anyone know a way around this, short of installing PS/2 ports?

  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    I don't think it's the USB controller itself as I've run DBAN with a USB keyboard attached many times.

    Is it a Dell PC with a Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC)?
    If yes, that's the most likely culprit.

    See this: http://bmaupin.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/dban-error-devsda-process-crash/

    If that doesn't apply to you, it could instead be a built-in media card reader (in either the PC or your printer) which needs to be disabled or disconnected before running DBAN. Generally, disconnect all non-essential USB devices.
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