Re: re-using a damaged disk
Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> How do you know its physically crashed? If it is physically crashed,
> the head are probably dead too. If you try, what errors do you get?
The laptop fell about one meter to the floor, while it was running.
I can't rmemeber the error messages, but they were sugegsting something
unusal had happened. to the /usr partition. I cannot be mounted, so i get
the prompt, login through the ash, a very limited number of commands
Fsck'ed the /usr partition, everything should have been fixed, yet 'mount'
cannot mount /usr - the same messages as at boot.
While the disk has been damaged, the heads seem to be working.
> Try booting up a live CD like GRML, format the whole drive as one
> filesystem having it check for badblocks. Have tail -f /var/syslog
> runing in another VT and watch the errors. Also listen to the drive.
No noise from the drive.
I'll give GRML a try