|Brent Saner on 14 Nov 2007 17:13:42 -0000|
maybe i should put together a presentation on hard drive maintenance and recovery... :) anyone interested?
you need to understand that your drive's hardware is damaged. anytime it makes a noise like that, it's damaged. the longer you run it, the more damage you're causing. get yourself a nice USB external drive and image your drive to it (via the "2-minute non-destructive imaging guide" i posted yesterday). THEN, if you're still interested in testing the drive, try running:
badblocks -v /dev/<foo>
on it. you can also run (if you're logged in as root- some repos make you run the command as root, for some reason)
bonnie++ -u <user>
it will then scan your drive and do bottleneck testing, read/write stresstesting, etc.
i know knoppix has badblocks. i THINK it also has bonnie++, but if not it's in the repos.
Bill Gates is to hacking as Sid Vicious was to the Sex Pistols: no talent, everyone hates him, and he's just in it for the fame and money.
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