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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
My head is aching now. Before nelz can pop in with another bogglingly complicated solution, I just want to say, back up and sort it out with a complete reinstall.


Razz

If the disk is damaged, I'd say back up and replace the disk ASAP. Bad blocks have a tendency to breed like tribbles.

If you really want to use this disk, just use badblocks to map out the damaged areas. It generates a list of no-go areas on the disk that you then pass to mke2fs so it knows to mark those blocks as unavailable when it creates the filesystem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update: Reinstalled debian over the top of whatever was supposed to be corrupted. Still the same symptoms.

Then I realised that the weather had been warming up. Took off the cover. Mmm, nice stable system. Moral: Box built in winter may not survive summer.

Interestingly, Mint gave my user profile a bit of a makeover that the debian reinstall then left alone. Minty debian: mm, nice.

Memo to self: get another HD before the bubble bursts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guy wrote:


Memo to self: get another HD before the bubble bursts.


And a bigger fan Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And a bigger fan Wink

Though I suspect it's the PSU going funny, in which case the bigger fan will draw more power....
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Talking of cases, I seem to have a spare one. I feel a new build coming on.
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