Niall O Broin wrote:
> Two days? Was the caddy connected via USB1 ?
yup. old laptop. also, it was reading from the corrupted drive onto another external drive (not that that should make
much difference to the speed).
frankly, I was suprised how long it took as well. I think it may partly have been the hard-drive's fault - maybe faulty
reads every now and then so it had to do more verification than usual?
>> 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
heh! lego worked fine. my wife suggested getting one of those drinking bird toes, like H. Simpson would do.
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