[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

Franklin S Werren admin at chautauqualake.net
Thu Jan 29 17:05:37 UTC 2009

Use Spinrite from www.grc.com
It will work on any file system
I have used it on Windows - Ubuntu Linux - and even an X-Box
Works wonders....

Franklin S Werren

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 1-29-2009 8:30 AM Anne Wilson spake the following:
>> 2009/1/29 Alex H. Vandenham <alex-qMVNeVs1MAKw5LPnMra/2Q at public.gmane.org>:
>>> On Thursday 29 January 2009 10:15:38 am Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> I assume that the hdd is failing - but I haven't seen any messages
>>>> from smartmontools.  Is there any way I can check that?  If it is I
>>>> don't want to waste time trying to repair it.
>>> try smartctl to see what the monitors have been finding for you.
>>> man smartctl
>> Thanks.  I'd been trying to remember what command I needed for that :-)
>> The short test has completed without errors.  I'll run the long test
>> during dinner.  Assuming that that also runs without errors, I guess
>> that the next thing is memtest?
>> More suggestions?
>> Thanks
>> Anne
> If you had many power failures, the filesystem might just be severely trashed.
> Journals and files out of sync, etc... If a good fsck didn't fix it, you might
> just be in for a wipe-reinstall, or many hours of finding and fixing corrupted
> files.. I would install to a new drive, and then you can take some time
> recovering from the old drive as you find things missing. That way you will
> still have the old system for whatever might come up. I always seem to find
> something that didn't get backed up properly.
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