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Re: Error reading block x (Attempt to read block...) (fwd)

 On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:36:40 -0800 
"Kristian Erik Hermansen" <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> Actually, I would have backed up before performing the fdisk.  Doing 
> the fdisk operation is destructive.  You lose information that might 
> have been helpful to recovery in the future.  Just my two cents.  I 
> have hosed a few file systems in weird ways by just naively "fixing" 
> the corruption... 

That would probably be wise, but not easy. The best way is to boot from 
a standalone Linux system, and copy the partitions that way, but you 
still run the risk of a damaged backup if a read fails as it might 
terminate the backup, but the advice is certainly good advice. 

Additionally, there is a Linux badblocks(8) command whose job it is is 
to remap badblocks. I was in a hurry earlier and forgot about it. 

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