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Re: HD Partition Lost??



Answering my own question: did some digging through
the linux-raid archives, found a huge number of posts
where people had problems with virtually all drive
manufacturers. bad . :-(

--- M K <maheshext3 yahoo com> wrote:
> Though this is not a hard-drive info thread,
> someone's
> complaint about Maxtor drives caught my attention,
> since I have been experiencing similar issues -
> quite
> a few drives have been just going bad all of a
> sudden
> after working fine for a month or two - the
> time-to-failure duration is random; My experience
> has
> been primarily with the Maxstor 250 and 300 GB
> drives
> - which the company claims are "near-line" drives. 
> are there any other reliable drives that anyone has
> tested ?
> Thanks in Advance!
> --- Toby Bluhm <tkb9 adelphia net> wrote:
> > Steve Watford wrote:
> > 
> > >Yes, I downloaded the Maxtor diagnostic program
> and
> > installed to a diskette.  
> > >It reports that the drive is failing and to back
> up
> > right away returning a 
> > >diagnostic code for an RMA.  Oh well, guess it
> > really is hardware.  I will be  
> > >dd'ing it over to another drive and sending this
> > one back.  Then I'll work on 
> > >it from there.
> > >
> > >What would be the exact syntax for the dd command
> > for the entire disk as you 
> > >suggested?  I will be installing a parallel drive
> > in the morning, also a 
> > >160GB drive as /dev/hdc with the bad one being
> > /dev/hda.  The bad drive is 
> > >nowhere near full, but is the max file size a
> > problem still?  I shouldn't do 
> > >just partitions instead?  Although the one with
> the
> > actual problem is a 100GB 
> > >partition, although only about 20% full. Around
> 22
> > Gig all together on the 
> > >drive.
> > >
> > >Thanks for the help,
> > >Steve
> > >
> > >On Thursday 20 May 2004 10:51 pm, Toby Bluhm
> wrote:
> > >  
> > >
> > >>evilninja wrote:
> > >>    
> > >>
> > >>>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > >>>Hash: SHA1
> > >>>
> > >>>Steve Watford schrieb:
> > >>>| Thanks,
> > >>>| I'll give dd a try for backup puposes. I have
> > already tried to fsck
> > >>>| the
> > >>>| partition it just comes back with a short
> read
> > error.  Asking if it is
> > >>>| a zero
> > >>>
> > >>>always be careful to check an already damaged
> > disk:
> > >>>| Steve Watford schrieb:
> > >>>| | hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady
> > SeekComplete Error }
> > >>>| | hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 {
> > UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=90895772,
> > >>>
> > >>>being not a professional but a normal user i
> > think this really looks
> > >>>like some hw issues. so i'd suggest better to
> > copy (dd) all the data
> > >>>from the disk, as long as you have time to.
> every
> > additional use of the
> > >>>disk may cause its final death.
> > >>>
> > >>>i wonder why your other partitions *seem* to
> > still be ok (e.g. "mount"
> > >>>and using its data then succeeds)...
> > >>>      
> > >>>
> > >>Ack! I've had too many failures with Maxtor
> disks.
> > >>
> > >>Anyway, use conv=sync,noerror with your dd
> > command, preferably to an
> > >>identical disk. Do the entire disk /dev/hda.
> Yes,
> > it will take a very
> > >>long time, but you have no other recourse if you
> > want maintain all your
> > >>data. Then fsck the new disk. Fsck on the bad
> disk
> > may just make matters
> > >>worse.
> > >>
> > >>Download Maxtor's ide utility & see if you can
> fix
> > the bad one - may
> > >>require a total disk rewrite.
> > >>
> > >>Nothing unusual about  the other partitions
> being
> > okay - just a matter
> > >>of location of the sectors on the platter(s). Be
> > suspicious of the
> > >>entire disk though.
> > >>    
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >  
> > >
> > 
> > You may as well do the entire disk:
> > 
> > dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1k conf=sync,noerror
> > 
> > Install the new disk as hda & run your fsck on
> hda3.
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Toby Bluhm
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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