On Saturday 05 March 2005 16:32, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2005, at 15:05, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > On Friday 04 March 2005 22:41, Niall O Broin wrote:
> >>> I thought there were lots of copies of the superblock,
> >>> but how does one tell where they are?
> >> One does mke2fs -n <OPTIONS> /dev/hda3
> > Thanks very much. That did indeed work,
>> This is a bit much. While I'm pleased for Tim, it's rather galling that
> alternate superblocks have worked for just about everybody on the list
> at some time or other, except me :-(
'fraid I'm in the same boat. I have a habit of losing file systems. Recently
lost 10G of MP3s on a partition on my laptop. people on IRC will remember me
ranting about how a raw data dump of the drive consisted of just zeroes, and
in that case, there were about 15 or so alternative superblocks, but not one
of them worked for me.
I've never had an alternative superblock work for me yet. Maybe next time...
but I'm currently building a home RAID system anyway, so hopefully it won't
matter a damn to me next time it happens.
> Well, it seems you had disk problems, which were either simply disk
> problems (they happen, a lot) or else were caused by problems with your
> computer's disk subsystem.
yeah - and that's annoying (the regularity of disk problems). I'd like it if
hard disk manufactures stopped devoting 100% resources towards shoving more
and more info into smaller spaces, and put a little bit of thought towards
providing a 6GB disk (e.g.) that was worked virtually flawlessly and was
guaranteed for twenty years or so.
I'd pay top dollar for a system disk like that. combine that with RAID for
data, and you have a nice system that doesn't cause headaches and heart
attacks every few weeks.
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