Hard Disk failure

Danny MacMillan flowers at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Oct 9 11:17:35 PDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 04:07:27PM -0600, Dean Hollister wrote:
> Dear All,
> A quick question, and I've searched the FAQ/Handbook to no avail...
> One of the machines I maintain has developed bad sectors on it's /usr 
> filesystem. I can mount the filesystem R/O, so is it possible to install a 
> new drive, partition it in an identical fashion to the faulty drive and 
> copy the filesystems across to the new drive and then boot from the new 
> drive?
> Is there a walkthrough on the best way to do this?

This sounds like what you're looking for:


I've never done this but it seems to be the traditional recommendation for
this sort of thing.

> Regards,
> d.


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