On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 09:08 +0000, conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
> >> 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
> >> dd'ing.
> > can you set up a link to another box - any link?
> > ifconfig eth0 -pointopoint <IP2> <IP1> up?
> > Then you can play with dd > destination
>> You know, thats a very good idea. I wonder should I dd the entire
> drive -> /dev/hda or just the partitions? Hmmm.
Actually, I'm in hardware. It's just basic instincts for survival :-).
I would take the partition today, and backup the entire drive at once.
Glad it helped, or may help. Also, if it's an ide drive (Showing how
much I know about Macs) Farnell do a 40-44 pin ide adapter cable :-D.
Unless your fs screwed up, your hard disk is going, going, gone.
If you have major partitionns that work, do it by partition.Then you can
wipe them and dd onto them from your crap one.
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