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SubjectRe: A CD with errors (scratches etc.) blocks the whole system while reading damadged files
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I agree, I frequently find myself getting files off damages cd's that
others running windows cannot access. It takes a while, but I can
usually get everything but the files on the damaged parts and even then
I can get parts of them usually.

Darrell

On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 10:14, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Dr. Death wrote:
>
> > Problem:
> >
> > I use SuSE Linux 7.2 and when I create md5sums from damaged files on a
> > CD, the WHOLE system freezes or is ugly slow untill md5 has passed the
> > damaged part of the file !
> >
>
> So what do you suggest? You can see from the logs that the device
> is having difficulty reading your damaged CD. You can do what
> Windows-95 does (ignore the errors and pretend everything is fine),
> or what Windows-98 and Windows-2000/Prof does (blue-screen, and re-boot),
> or you can try like hell to read the files like Linux does. What do you
> suggest?
>
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
>
> Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
>
> Windows-2000/Professional isn't.
>
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