[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]
Re: [PLUG] grub or hosed?
At this point I'd get all data off of /home (while you still can? with
symptoms like this I wouldn't be shocked if you ended up losing /home
like you did /).
Gordon Dexter wrote:
What does fdisk say? If your partition table might be damaged it would
be the first program I'd go to. Right after getting all data in /home
backed up to a separate drive(!).
id's the drive and its partitions correctly.
fsck goes over it for a while, tells me the disk has been changed and I
still can't mount the OS partition.
I *can* mount /HOME, albeit slowly and with weird permissions.
Run SpinRite (not free but highly recommended) or some other disk
health program. Check Smart status of the drive as well. Although
partition table problems would explain your situation, it doesn't rule
out the possibility that the disk is dying. So keep that backup safe.
Double check your backup, then use a disk wiping solution such as DBAN
to completely eradicate the partition table and everything on the
disk. Then go into fdisk completely recreate the partition table, then
Sound like a pain? Yeah, but I'm going under the assumption that you
really don't want to lose your data, and the safest thing to do if
you're not completely certain that the partition table is kosher is to
nuke and recreate it. Trying to do stuff with a sketchy partition
table could result in data written on one partition overwriting data in
another partition, or any number of other unfortunate things that end
in data loss.
Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org
Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce
General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug