[Techtalk] failed hard drive recovery

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Sat Jul 15 20:17:23 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 09:03:03AM -0700 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
chris thought:
> yesterday morning my primary hard drive seems to  have failed - the bios
> on 2 computers is unable to see it and it acquired the click of death
> last time I tried to access it.
> Unfortunately, there is some data on it that I really need (I've already
> berated myself for skipping a backup, so no need to go there). 

I had a drive go bad in similar fashion.  I removed it, installed the new
disk, reloaded that and, two days later, reinstalled the bad disk.  I was
able to mount it and read the data off it.  Needless to say, I dismantled
the disk once I'd got what I wanted...

Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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