[Gllug] Re: ext3 disk recovery?

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Fri Feb 27 12:05:40 UTC 2004

In message <s03f170e.047 at imt8d.uhl.nhs.uk>, Wulf Forrester-Barker 
<wulf.f-b at uhl.nhs.uk> writes

>Bernard <bap at shrdlu.com> mentioned:
>> It's worth checking the ribbon cable first. I've
>> seen similar problems when a cable got too close
>> to a cooling fan. The OP has recently installed a
>> disk so a faulty or loose cable is quite
>> possible. It's worth replacing a 50p cable before
>> replacing a £50 disk.
>Was that a case of physical (and observable) damage
>to the ribbon (cut to, er, ribbons by the fan

It was, but I've also had ribbon cables fail without any obvious damage. 
A broken conductor can mimic a failing disk, but so can flaky memory.

Bernard Peek
London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author. Will work for money.

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