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Hi, I have a PC with Redhat 7.3 installed. It is only able to boot to the maintance mode (I assume is run level 1) because fsck encounter some error. I found that there is some bad sector in the hard drive after running some hard disk diagnostic utility. Now, I would like to backup the data inside the drive. What I did is I disconnected the drive from the current PC and connect it as a slave drive in another PC with Redhat 7.3 installed. My attempt is to mount this "bad" drive to my another PC and copy ...

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    Default cannot mount "bad" drive

    Hi,

    I have a PC with Redhat 7.3 installed. It is only able to boot to the
    maintance mode (I assume is run level 1) because fsck encounter some error.
    I found that there is some bad sector in the hard drive after running some
    hard disk diagnostic utility.

    Now, I would like to backup the data inside the drive. What I did is I
    disconnected the drive from the current PC and connect it as a slave drive
    in another PC with Redhat 7.3 installed. My attempt is to mount this "bad"
    drive to my another PC and copy the file onto it. However, when I boot up
    the computer after then connection, my working PC goes to the maintance mode
    too since it found some problem on the "new" hard drive. I tried mounting
    the drive and it doesn't seem to work. And the working hard disk only mount
    as read-only and just the root partition is mounted instead of all the
    partition in the fstab.

    Can anyone tell me how I can backup the file or even mount the "bad" drive
    so that I can check the file.

    Thanks a lot.

    Keith


    Keith Ng Guest

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    Keith Ng wrote:
    > Can anyone tell me how I can backup the file or even mount the "bad" drive
    > so that I can check the file.
    I would get tomsrtbt -- linux on a floppy --
    or knoppix -- linux on a CD --
    and run (e2)fsck on the partition in question,
    or just try mounting it.

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    Timothy Murphy
    e-mail: [email]timbirdsnest.maths.tcd.ie[/email]
    tel: +353-86-233 6090
    s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Timothy Murphy Guest

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    Default Re: cannot mount "bad" drive

    Thanks Timothy,

    I managed to mount the drive and backup the files into another hard disk.

    Keith


    Keith Ng Guest

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