Re: HELP!!! trying to recover crashed system
Christofer C. Bell wrote:
On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Miles Fidelman
Allan Wind wrote:
Did you replace or otherwise eliminate the failed hardware?
It was not clear but that should be your first step,
otherwise you are on shaking ground.
Yup - swapped all the drives from the bad chassis to a good
Keep in mind that when a disk controller fails, it can pollute an
otherwise working disk with corruption. Your own efforts at
troubleshooting may have confirmed this. Your LiveCD works while your
moved disks do not. I think you need to ascertain if any of your
drives were corrupted by the failed controller and also remove that
disk from the picture. You might consider using the LiveCD in the
known good machine, placing a single disk into the system at a time
and using the tools provided on the CD to examine each disk thoroughly.
As I continue to clean up the mess, it's beginning to look like one of the DRIVES failed in a nasty way - causing the motherboard to misbehave and polluting the other drive attached to the same harness.