[nSLUG] Data Recovery...

dlpotter at eastlink.ca dlpotter at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 29 19:27:36 AST 2009


The drive spools up... The errors started this morning with mangled directories...

Jan 29 12:42:18 Oldsong kernel: [ 6383.098882] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Add. Sense: Address mark not found for data field
Jan 29 12:42:18 Oldsong kernel: [ 6383.098886] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 8279
Jan 29 12:42:18 Oldsong kernel: [ 6383.098890] Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 8216
Jan 29 12:42:18 Oldsong kernel: [ 6383.098894] Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 8217
Jan 29 12:42:18 Oldsong kernel: [ 6383.098897] Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 8218

Jan 29 15:06:15 Oldsong kernel: [  518.611978] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 488376000
Jan 29 15:06:15 Oldsong kernel: [  518.611980] Buffer I/O error on device sda2, logical block 0
Jan 29 15:06:38 Oldsong kernel: [  542.177201] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK

Jan 29 17:39:41 Oldsong kernel: [ 9707.304933] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
Jan 29 17:39:41 Oldsong kernel: [ 9707.304940] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 65
Jan 29 17:39:41 Oldsong kernel: [ 9707.305282] EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock

I'm looking at the testdrive program mentioned earlier... it's on the Ubuntu Live/Rescue CD.

Thanks for the suggestions...

David


----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:25 pm
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Data Recovery...

> 2009/1/29 Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca>:
> > If it won't spin up and you need the data, I think there is a 
> place on
> > Almon St.
> 
> If it won't spin up...
> 
> Setup your computer with the case open.  Remove the drive, but plug it
> into some reasonably long cables.  Hold the drive in one hand, by the
> long sides.  Power on the the system.  Rapidly rotate the drive back
> and forth, in the same plane as the drive platters, until you
> hear/feel the drive spin up (or until you get nervous/give up).
> Careful not to throw the drive by mistake!
> 
> I have an old 2GB IBM 7200rpm drive like this. I haven't powered it up
> in ages, but the last few times I did, it wouldn't spin.  Giving it a
> vigorous shake this way gets it started.
> 
> -D.
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