On 09/19/2016 09:57 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 09:27:43AM -0400, Tony Baldwin wrote:
On 09/19/2016 09:07 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
Go make a backup of everything you care about, today. Copy to a
new disk, check it, then disconnect and label your backup.

After that, go look at /var/log/dmesg for error messages; copy them
and show them to us.

I don't have a new disk on hand at the moment; I have ordered a new hdd, but
it won't be here until Friday, it's a seagate 2TB SCSI drive, I will likely
install Jessie on it when it arrives, and rsync my /home to it from this
drive I'm using now.

Last night I reinstalled on one of the existing drives, and rsynced over my
/home/ from the other.

This one seems to be working okay at the moment, but I'm afraid to reboot
until the other drive arrives.

right now dmesg | grep error gives me:

[   15.709107] EXT4-fs (sdb1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[   16.793678] r8169 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2

Dunno if that helps, the r8169 has something to do with the network card,
unless I'm mistaken.
You are correct, but you grepped for errors instead of actually

1. make a backup before you do other things. Don't do anything
with this system until you have made the backup.

2. go look in dmesg yourself.

3. when someone offers you advice on a mailing list, continue
the conversation on the mailing list so that other people can
(a) assist
(b) learn

Sorry about the prior, off-list reply, DSR, I just keep forgetting to list reply (old age, and a brain tumor). I don't have anywhere to put a backup at the moment except by copying stuff to both of these old, failing drives and praying they don't buy the farm until the new one arrives on Friday, so I'm using this system, I have no other machine, and I have work that must be done, today (freelancer with deadlines to meet). Looking through dmesg, piped to less, and searching for "error", "fail", or even "mount" I don't find anything seemingly any more relevant, as far as I can tell, than the errors I already posted above, unless any of this is useful (does all seem to have something to do with the hdds in the case, but doesn't seem to mention any errors or failures):
 ata5: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[    2.175831] ata3: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[    2.347800] ata6: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[    2.347838] ata4: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
[    2.348619] ata4.00: ATA-8: ST1500DL003-9VT16L, CC3C, max UDMA/133
[ 2.348625] ata4.00: 2930277168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
[    2.349495] ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
[ 2.349554] ata6.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GSA-H73N, B103, max UDMA/100 [ 2.349743] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST1500DL003-9VT1 CC3C PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[    2.351653] ata6.00: configured for UDMA/100
[ 2.353753] scsi 5:0:0:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N B103 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5 [ 2.358569] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 2930277168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.50 TB/1.36 TiB)
[    2.358664] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 2.358667] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 2930277168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.50 TB/1.36 TiB)
[    2.358671] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 4096-byte physical blocks
[    2.358675] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 2.358711] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[    2.358780] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[    2.358785] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 2.358804] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[    2.366117] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[    2.366123] cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[    2.366384] sr 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[    2.367053] sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[    2.367218] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[    2.367281] sr 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
[    2.392615]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2 < sdb5 sdb6 >
[    2.393650] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[    2.412696]  sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 >
[    2.413893] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk

all tony, all the time

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