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

    Norbert

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