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oi! should i try to save my moblog as fast as i can? :-) could you remap them?
At least it's an honest error message. I like the line "this disk drive is probably not expensive enough for you to risk your time and data on it."
Bite the bullet, head down to the local boxshifters, and pick up a new, bigger, cheaper HDD?
h4nne5 - this is my home server/gateway machine. I'd never use ReiserFS on a production server (only becuase I don't know it well enough to fix it when it breaks) :)
I'm doing --fix-fixable now. With my fingers crossed.
eeep, good luck!
(But that really is an honest error message. )
The really annoying thing? The really really annoying thing that's more annoying than having to set the server up again from scratch?
It's the juggling needed to fit two standard size drives, along with cables into this tiny aluminium box. I don't relish the idea of changing any of that gear in there.. Dammit.
Same thing is going on right now on Heidi's notebook computeronly the OS (WinXP) is unable to boot well enough for me to run a disk-fixer to remap the bad blocks. Once I get the system back up in any shape whatsoever, I'm shifting all her critical data to CD-R and getting her a new HD. If not a new computer altogether....
Head to slax.org and download frodo or the full SE ISO. Slax make the most reliable linux-live cds, imho, can repair almost anything. Except possibly ntfs. But can at least access it and burn it to a cd/move it somewhere safe. I've spent more hours trying to fix/get access to broken laptops than I care to think about...
Well, WinXP Home uses NTFS, I believe. I'll see what happens though....
Slax should mount it OK, just read-only. It mounts everything it can find on boot, in /mnt/[devicename] - you should have networking as well, so backing up ought to be a breeze. I've saved plenty of otherwise-lost data with this method...
Just burned the second copy of all Heidi's important files to CD. Didn't trust her own CD burner very much, but yeah, Slax found her eth0 with no problem. Couldn't get the builtin wireless to work, but with a little search I found a half-way working ethernet cable and remebered how mount -t smbfs worked....
How long until mount -t sshftp or mount -t https works with any amount of useful throughput? I think I'm getting to be tired of maintaining local data when I could have it encrypted and peer-to-peered to the net for stability/security's sake?
It shouldn't be any clunkier than name services, and unencrypted public chunks could be compressed across all servers....
(P) what's this?