[TriLUG] Hard drive recovery
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Sun Aug 28 14:58:26 EDT 2005
On Sun, 28 Aug 2005, Owen Berry wrote:
> The latest on this is that I managed to boot Knoppix running the bad drive
> on a PCI IDE controller. The BIOS detects the drive, and so does Knoppix,
> but complains bitterly about it.
> Here are some messages from dmesg:
> hde: max request size: 64KiB
> hde: 16514064 sectors (8455 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=16383/16/63
> hde: cache flushes not supported
I think it's dead. Possible next step is to replace the
electronics board although I've not done such a thing
> I tried some other tools like SalvageNTFS, but they all failed with IO
> errors, and there were lots of Buffer I/O errors in dmesg. Interestingly
> enough, the clicking noises stopped once I was in Knoppix.
possibly because you're not accessing it.
> So, any suggestions?
did you put it in the freezer? don't do anything that writes
to it, like booting from it.
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