On Saturday, 20 March 2004 at 0:23:11 +0000, Lewis Thompson wrote: > On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 08:57:38AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: >> On Friday, 19 March 2004 at 3:03:34 +0000, Lewis Thompson wrote: >>> In a reply to my original question you stated that ``dd if=ad3 of=ad1 >>> bs=8192 conv=noerror'' ``may or may not work, depending on details you >>> haven't reported.'' Do these detailed errors help at all? >> >> A little. They tell me that the drive is flaky. I'd expect to see >> the error messages in /var/log/messages, though. > > Right. I've just written a full-blown reply to this message but on the > very last thing I did some looking into dd. After some searching I > found somebody that said: > > ``One must specify conv=noerror,sync when copying raw disks with bad > sectors to ensure dd stays synchronized'' > > I'm feeling sheepish now. I've only used conv=noerror. This would > probably explain something (i.e. I can read the config from the disk > because it's synched at the beginning).
Possibly. It's also possible that the bad sectors contained crucial data; that's what I had expected. > I'm going to re-dd the disk on Monday (I'm away for the weekend). > I'll tell you how I get on then. I still don't understand why you're using dd. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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