[svlug] fsck on HD booted from CD???

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Jan 29 08:05:52 PST 2007

Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> This thread has gone on for a while, and the state of Skip's hard disk
> still has not been established. To firmly establish that this hard disk is
> already toast, or to fail to establish it if it's not the case, I would do
> the following:
> 1) Boot a recent Knoppix CD and get a root shell.
> 2) dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null #this is non-destructive
> 3) smartctl -a /dev/hda
> If the drive is toast, the above WILL prove it. Failure to prove it
> represents hope. That is all.

I can do this later today or this evening. I went 
ahead and put another new drive we had here into 
the current machine to get it going. We had an 
immediate need for it, so it had to get going ASAP.

I'll let you know what the output of the command 
is when I do it.

Skip Evans
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Butte, Montana 59701
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