[CentOS] Drive recovery?

Tue May 10 18:30:50 UTC 2011
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

>      I have a CentOS 5.6 system (recently installed) that, for some 
> reason, has decided to mangle one of its drives, specifically 
> /dev/hde1 
> ...  No errors anywhere, just rebooted the machine over the 
> weekend and 
> it's gone.  Up till the reboot, the drive was fine, I was 
> writing to it 
> without a problem.

mke2fs -n /dev/hde1 should list you the block addresses where copies of
the superblock would be found.

Set ASB=any one of the alternate blocks listed.
Then, try mount -t ext3 -o sb=$ASB /dev/hda2 /mnt

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