On Mon, 02 Apr 2007, Andrew McCarthy wrote:
> If I've understood correctly then migrating the data across and
> reformatting might not be enough. Any data that you might read from that
> partition is already suspect, since the system can't know which disk to
Doh! You're dead right of course.
> Reinstalling the whole thing is obviously the safest bet, but if you can
> neatly re-install the packages concerned (depends on how much is on your
> root partition) overwriting the old copies of the files, it mightn't be
> so bad.
I guess that means reinstalling all packages. There doesn't seem to be a
way to figure out where (in the filesystem tree) the problem is.
> At the same time, I don't think you can trust your disks now, so you'd
> probably want a low-level check to find out who's telling porkies.
> Better still if you can do this before you go to the trouble of fixing
> things, or it might just happen all over again. :(
As I understand it (I'm open to correction), this doesn't necessarily
indicate a bad disk. A crash or reset could apparently cause this
inconsistency -- at the point of reset one disk having been written and the
other about to be. This certainly hasn't happened often, but possibly once
I'm running a long smart test of both disks now to see does that turn
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