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SubjectRe: linux ext3 partition hosed, is this hardware of software error?
Hi Alan,

On So, 21 Dez 2008, Alan Cox wrote:
> > res 41/40:40:38:3d:95/91:00:0a:00:00/6a Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
> > ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
> > ata1.00: error: { UNC }
> Bad sectors

Umpf. 4 month old. INcredible rubbish.

> > Buffer I/O error on device sda3, logical block 12
> > Buffer I/O error on device sda3, logical block 13
> Right near the start of the disk.

Ah, that is the reason why grub is gone.

> Make a copy of the partition with a recovery tool and write it somewhere

ddrescue? partimage? Any other suggestion?

> (file on another disk whatever) and keep it safe. Make a copy of that and
> fsck the copy. You may need to use the alternate superblock option on
> fsck for this.

Thanks, good hint, didn't know about that.

Best wishes


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