Need help with dying drive/restoring data
jcm at FreeBSD-uk.eu.org
Mon Sep 20 15:36:03 PDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 06:19:06PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
: > Okay, I found that the fixit disk is able to mount the filesystem on the
: > dying drive. But I have a couple of problems.
: > 1. Since this is a laptop (no CD-R or other mass storage besides the drive)
: > I need a way to get a few big tarballs made and sent elsewhere. I don't
: > think a floppy will work. I have a parallel port zip drive I will try
: > tomorrow. I can't figure out how to get my wi interface up. I loaded the
: > kld, inserted the card and heard it beep, but no interface shows up, or at
: > least pccardd didn't load it correctly. Not sure what to do next.
: Can you plug in a direct ethernet line and transfer stuff somewhere
: if you can't get the wireless to go?
Yes, if I can get a regular ed0 device to work.
: ps, You don't mount the slice. You mount the device - actually the
: file system in the partition which you are identifying as 'g' which
: is in slice '1' on disk 0 (unless it has renumbered the disk to '1' or
I guess I don't know exactly how this works. I thought if I mounted the
device it would mount all the partitions. But I cannot get to the /usr
My other computer is your Windows box.
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