Re: file recovery ideas? - apparent HD failure
From: Henrik Carlqvist (Henrik.Carlqvist_at_deadspam.com)
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 20:30:26 +0100
"agathon" <muqawwatREMOVETHIS@comcast.net> wrote:
> *NOTE: I can see files & nav. directories if I boot cdrom.*
> 1. Running RH 8.0 on disk hdb. Have 2 HD: hda, hdb
> 2. Disk hdb apparently failed.
> Recover about 1GB of important non-system files from hdb
The easiest way is probably to boot your rescue CD and do something like:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda
mount /dev/hdb9 /mnt/hdb
Assuming that hda1 is a partition on your working hda and hdb9 is the
partition with your important files. You will probably first have to
create the mount points with something like:
If you would like to mount your partitions elsewere change the mount
points to whatever you like.
> and recover my installation or just re-install on hdb.
Before doing a new installation on hdb I would carefully investigate why
it broke. If it has broken once it is very likely to break again. If you
are really sure there is only a logical error on hdb you might be able to
fix it with fsck without having to reinstall everything.
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