Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
From: "Dan Barker" <dbarker at visioncomm.net> > dd the contents of the primary disk to a new, hopefully identical disk. > On error, dd will probably stop. You can then restart it beyond the "bad" > spot with seek= [snippage] If you're going to try this approach, don't use dd. Use dd_rescue instead. ( http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/ ) dd_rescue will basically automate this process of retrying failed sector reads, which will be a lot less annoying. Not all distros include dd_rescue , so you may have to grab the source and compile it (very simple, small program, IIRC.) If there aren't very many bad sectors on the disk, dd_rescue will probably work reasonably well and give you something fsck can handle.... -- Matt G / Dances With Crows The Crow202 Blog: http://crow202.org/wordpress/ There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see