[Nottingham] Hard disk problem

Cam camilo at mesias.co.uk
Tue Nov 2 22:59:36 GMT 2004


>>try running badblocks on the 
>>disc (make sure to use read only test on it, unless you have everything
>>backed up) and it will mark the sectors as bad and fsck should be better

Use smart tools to check the disk for signs of failure. If it thinks 
it's on it's way out, mount it and copy off anything you can that you 
want. If it's half broken then any amount of fscking will just make it 
more difficult to get files back.

Think about getting stuff off other partitions on the same disk too.


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