On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 08:13 +0100, Conor Wynne wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 22:14:03 +0100, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> > Quoting Conor Wynne (conor at discuskeeping.com):
> >> So the best option is to boot off a live CD (ppc), I am downloading
> >> ubuntu
> >> 6.06, from here:
> >> http://releases.ubuntu.com/6.06/ubuntu-6.06-desktop-powerpc.iso> >>
> >> Q: does desktop-cd mean live CD then?
> > Yes. Specifically, it means "live by default, with an option to then
> > use a new-ish bulk-copying GUI installer to put the thing on your hard
> > drive". The "Alternate CD" image, by contrast, boots into the old
> > ncurses installer borrowed from Debian. The latter installer is (very
> > likely) a good bit more flexible and robust, and can (unlike the Desktop
> > CD's installer) upgrade existing systems to Dapper Drake.
> > Good luck with your hard drive. (I downloaded both ISOs last week, in
> > their Xfce/Xubuntu flavour, for testing on my G3 iBook.)
>> Thanks Rick,
>> Its not looking good for the hdd. Way too many I/O errors, impossible to
> mount and because its a laptop, not easily removed to another box for
can you set up a link to another box - any link?
ifconfig eth0 -pointopoint <IP2> <IP1> up?
Then you can play with dd > destination
I would script it, giving a timeout, and a decent size skip to dd, and
try for the second 50% of the drive first; then 40-50%, then 30-40% etc.
If it follows usual patterns it will be the earlier section that is
worst screwed. Remember there is some kernel options for low lovel
hacking of drives, and the various utilities from the manufacturers Rick
recently pointed out.
>> The file I need to recover has a phone number of a girl who knocked me off
> my bike in October (and she admitted liability). So this little file is
> worth more than I paid for the laptop!
>> I think I'll sue the RIAA on this one, after all, it was cyprus hill that
> killed my laptop. One minute I am happy ripping a CD, then next... ugg.
With Best Regards,
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