Need help with dying drive/restoring data

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at
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 
: something).

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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