I think my laptop shut down uncleanly this morning, and when I got into
work and turned it on, it complained that the root filesystem had errors
and that I should run fsck manually ( all of the partitions on the
harddrive are ext3).
So fsck started its thing, cleared inodes and fixed dtimes, restarted
and went for a second pass, and a third one, and, well, more than an
hour and a half later, it's still going (though at this point it seems
to be just scrolling very large columns of digits past having warned me
about multiple claims on inodes and something about test bitmaps which
went past much too quickly for me to see.
So, my question is, just how royally screwed am I? Is there any hope of
my getting any information back at the end of all this? And can anyone
recommend any good Linux-friendly data-recovery people?
Actually, as I type it's changed its behaviour and is listing inode
numbers and mod times (many of which being the same two times in January
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