hard disk failure

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Feb 1 11:47:52 MST 2011


On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:11:48 -0700
Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:

> Take it to your computer and run TestDisk on it.  Awesome sweet tool.
> 
> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Nice. It appears to be available from the Ubuntu repos.

At a lower level, also available from Ubuntu repos, is smartctl. It is
for querying and manipulating the drive's onboard test software. It has
a GUI, gsmartcontrol.

How badly damaged is the drive? Can you even see it with "fdisk -l"?

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