[KyOSS Discuss] Head crash... fatal? HOWTO

John Hicks johnhicks at gulfbridge.net
Wed May 1 19:07:03 EDT 2013


And take notes while you're doing all this so you can tell us about it 
at next week's KyOSS meeting! :)

On 05/01/2013 06:50 PM, Aaron VerDow wrote:
> To me it seems good that you're getting an ext3 file system error and 
> not an I/O error so it may just be some simple file system corruption. 
>  I would still go with ddrescue first.  Duplicate the drive to an .img 
> then make a copy of the img to try and recover the filesystem on. 
>  That way you only have to read from the drive once and if you mess up 
> playing with the file system you can just recopy the .img
>
>
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM, Aaron VerDow <aaron at verdow.com 
> <mailto:aaron at verdow.com>> wrote:
>
>     If it's that important I would scout out some professional
>     services and see what it would cost to have a data recovery
>     company look at it.  If you decide to try and fix it yourself try
>     ddrescue.  It has saved me a few times and will work in cases
>     where part of the medium is damaged but most of it is good.
>
>
>     On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Barton Chittenden
>     <bartonski at gmail.com <mailto:bartonski at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         I bought a USB->IDE converter, aiming to pull a bunch of
>         photos off an old hard drive.
>
>         During the data transfer, I bumped the power cord to the hard
>         drive.
>
>         I got a bunch of 0 byte files after that. I shut everything
>         down, gave it half an hour (I know better than to try
>         trouble-shooting while wanting to throw up... I think that
>         I've lost something on the order of 15K photos :-(.
>
>         Tried to re-connect drive, got
>
>         [271560.575888] EXT3-fs (dm-0): error: unable to read superblock
>
>         so... how fooked am I here?
>
>         --Barton
>
>
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