| From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
| Subject: Re: [ILUG] Can an ILUG guru save me?
| Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 22:41:42 +0000
|[ ... ] In maybe 8 years using Linux, and 18 using Unix, I
| have NEVER seen the use of an alternate superblock do any good.
not exactly an alternative superblock, but close:
a trick which saved me many times yonks ago back
the volatile superblocks days was similar to:
mkfs /tmp/file original_size
dd if=/tmp/file of=/dev/dead_fs count=1
which (re-)constructed the original superblock,
installed it over the corrupted superblock, and
then tried to patch things up.
Experienced (20+ yrs) kernel/software Eng: | Brian Foster Montpellier,
• Unix, embedded, &tc; • Linux; • doc; | blf at utvinternet.ie FRANCE
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