sidebrnz criticized that I was unwilling to boot up without the external DVD player. If he reread what I wrote, he will realize that I described booting up without an external DVD player twice:
(1) I wrote that booting up with or without my external DVD player, I received an error message: "invalid partition table." I wrote that running internal Secure Erase in Erase Disk tool in Parted Magic fixed getting "invalid partition table" upon booting.
(2) I wrote "there are no partitions on my internal hard drive. . ." When my netbook boots without an external DVD player, error message: "Reboot."
I don't want to reinstall linux on my internal hard drive until the firmware rootkit is removed from my memory, BIOS, graphic card, video card, external DVD players, MP3 players and removable media.
Thanks for recommending linux rescue in Hiren's Boot CD. However, it is merely Parted Magic. Parted Magic is terrific but I have been using it for several years now on its own live CD.
Thanks for recommending : http://www.us-cert.gov/
. I will read their website.