Re: HELP! Re: How to fix I/O errors?
On 02/09/2017 12:13 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
You shared your philosophy ("tear it all down and rebuild it from scratch
every two years")
I don't know where you got this. The OP was having one helluva time with
a harddrive. I suggested that he create a partition to store his
personal files "more safely" as /opt, when he did a partition, format
and re-install to the new drive. After he could mount the failing drive
and copy as many personal files as he could salvage to the new
/opt/<username> install. Then, if the need arises, a re-install is
relatively painless. I have never exposed wipe and re-install every two
years. That would be stupid. The decision to upgrade is purely a
personal one, driven either by choice or necessity.
and I shared mine ("keep everything unchanged until
you are forced to change it").
A dying harddrive will drive change, don't you think??
Neither one is right, and neither one
is wrong. I just wanted both viewpoints to be equally represented.
"Viewpoints", as in politics, do not remedy a failing drive nor the
rescue of it's contents. That was the reason the OP posted. Please keep
his needs in mind. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.