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Re: Just received a fail event from mdadm (UncorrectableError), is my drive dead?

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 06:57:29PM -0500, Mike Garey wrote:
> sfdisk: ERROR: sector 0 does not have an msdos signature
> /dev/hdc: unrecognized partition table type
> Old situation:
> No partitions found
> Warning: given size (317155167) exceeds max allowable size (312576642)
> sfdisk: bad input
> dmesg shows the following:
> hda: 320173056 sectors (163928 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=19929/255/63, 
> UDMA(100)
> hdc: 312581808 sectors (160041 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, 
> UDMA(100)
> so it seems the new drive (hdc) is slightly smaller than the current
> working drive (hda)..  Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do?
> I guess I could manually create the partition table to be similar to
> the current drive, then copy over the contents of the current drive to
> the new drive, then copy the partition table from the new drive to the
> current drive and then get them to resync.. But I'm wondering if maybe
> there's an easier way.  If anyone has any advice, please let me know..

either that, or get another drive which is at least as big as hda.  that
probably means a 200GB drive.

in other words, you have a choice between downtime and expense.

who knows, you may be able to get a refund for the 160GB drive you
bought. or sell it to someone. at worst you could use it for something
else....the office mp3 jukebox machine, for instance :)


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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