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Month: October 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers - "progress" so far

From: Nicolas Bercher <nbercher@...>
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 23:59:43 +0200
On 08/10/2011 20:41, Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Well, looks like the harddrive. Get a drive now, your's could fail any second.
> If you do not hear a clicking noise from your drive, then I'd say you make a
> 1:1 copy with a live CD (e.g.: puppy linux), replace your old drive with the
> new one and keep going till you find time to reinstall.
> Nik

Copying 1:1, strictly speaking (e.g. using dd), a defunct disk could lead you to obtain a 
clone that is less functional than the original.  I had the problem because of bad sectors 
on a huge xfs logical volume (lvm).  I was simply unable to mount/check/restore the clone 
xfs volume after cloning it with dd.  I ended to reformat the new hdd manually and make 
copies with rsync which, at least, was able to copy 99% of the files, except the files 
written on bad blocks.