Which media do you intend to backup to? If I were in your place, I would just tar the /home and the /etc and put it on a USB drive or on a CDR/DVDR if you have a burner. However, Are you sure that the drive is fixed firmly into the drive bay and you are seating the laptop on a sturdy base?
Regards S. On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 22:58:51 +0100, Jonathon McKitrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi all, > > Help! My laptop drive seems to be dying, and while I did keep backups, the > last one was a bit old. > > When I boot up, the drive makes clanking sounds I've never heard before, and > never finishes the load. I'm going to make a rescue disk, but does anyone > have a strategy for how I could handle the delicate job of getting my > updated data off the drive without making matters worse? So far, I figure I > will boot the rescue disk and try to mount the filesystems. > > jm > -- > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- Subhro Sankha Kar School of Information Technology Block AQ-13/1 Sector V ZIP 700091 India _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"