Need help with dying drive/restoring data

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at
Mon Sep 20 04:36:21 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:26:18AM +0530, Subhro wrote:
: 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?

I took the drive out of the bay and reinserted it.  It was working fine
until a few days ago.  I started hearing the clanking, then yesteday, it
never finished the startup process.

My last backup was to my server, then to CDR.

My other computer is your Windows box.

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