Re: why did ghosting fail (dd) ???
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:54:03 -0400
On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 04:30:34 +0200, v a c h
> I got answer how to make a "ghost" of my / partition and this was the
> to "ghost":
> dd if=/dev/hda1 | gzip > /mnt/disk2/ghost.gz
> and to "unghost":
> gunzip < /mnt/disk2/ghost.gz | dd of=/dev/hda1
> Ok, I did "ghost" this and got 1.17GB file from 3.3 GB partition... without
> But when I tried to "unghost" I got screens and screens of errors,
> for hours! And even all day it was working it wasn't
> finished so I rebooted and offcourse now I don't have Mandrake Linux any
> more on my hard drive... ?!?
> This is the error I get screen by screen:
> "EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,1)) in start_transaction: Journal had
> s aborted"
> So what did I do wrong? Is .gz file still useable? Can I restore my
> partition that I have in that .gz file? How can I check and make sure that
> something like like this doesn't happen again?
Did you try to "unghost" while /dev/hda1 was mounted? If the .gz file
was on another partition it should still be usable.
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