hard drive mount points damaged - reinstall to fix?

Dave Banning sky_tracker at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 25 08:47:09 PDT 2003

> > 
> > Is there a way to overwrite the /dev entries and mount points on the
> damaged
> > drive, reinstall system files, but still preserve my user data?
> I guess you could boot a fixit disk, mount your hard drive on it, and
> then rebuild...

Except I couldn't mount. There was too many errors on the drive. What I 
-was- able to do was first fix the slices, first with "fsck -b 32" and
then with simply "fsck". I was not able to reinstall again. Perhaps 
there is some permanent damage to the drive. I -was- able to copy all
important data to a new drive. "Whew!". 

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