On 14 May 2009, at 21:22, Kae Verens wrote:
> thanks to all that commented.
>> I managed to recover just about everything.
>> here are the steps I took:
>> 1. removed the cover of the external caddy to help keep it cool, and
> moved it away from any other hard-drives or laptops that might heat it
> 2. backed up the drive - "dd -if=/dev/sdb -of=/mnt/
> tb1/200gb.bak.img" (took two days...)
Two days? Was the caddy connected via USB1 ?
> 4. manually ran e2fsck on the drive, using a piece of lego and a
> pterry book to keep the enter key pressed down (/thousands/ of
> errors the "-p" flag was bailing)
You wanted e2fsck -y - and you definitely did NOT want
yes | e2fsck -y (/me waves at shortword)
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