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Re: hard drive repair problem



At 11:40 AM 6/5/2006, Digby Tarvin wrote:

Sounds more like a hardware fault than a filesystem corruption to me.

I was afraid of that.

Have you checked to see if anything is being logged by the driver
(eg by checking the output of 'dmesg')?

Yes, dmesg shows the same thing that fsck does

i.e.

penskefile:/home/marty# dmesg | tail
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:41 (hdb), sector 56
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=119, high=0, low=119, sector=40
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:41 (hdb), sector 40
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=119, high=0, low=119, sector=48
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:41 (hdb), sector 48
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=119, high=0, low=119, sector=56
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:41 (hdb), sector 56
penskefile:/home/marty#


If it really is a filesystem corruption, then you should be able to dd
the entire content of the partition to /dev/null without any errors
being reported.

Ok does this result indicate a hardware error then?

penskefile:/home/marty# dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/dev/null
dd: reading `/dev/hdb1': Input/output error
40+0 records in
40+0 records out
20480 bytes transferred in 4.123283 seconds (4967 bytes/sec)
penskefile:/home/marty#


Sorry I'm quite ignorant of this kind of problem. Where can I go from here?

Marty



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