[conspire] Guy with the OpenSUSE server now has problems
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jul 2 19:58:31 PDT 2012
Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
> On Thu, 2012-06-28 at 18:54 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > I had made arrangements to have a friend bring over
> > his bootable copy of Gibson Research's SpinRite, but that fell
> > through.
> > Sound to me like TestDisk may well prove to be a good alternative to
> > SpinRite.
> No. All TestDisk does is examine the data on a drive where the MBR has
> been lost to try to determine the original partition boundaries. Its
> companion program PhotoRec does the same for files within filesystems.
> >From what I understand of SpinRite, it tweaks a drive's low-level
> formatting to better facilitate non-forensic data retrieval, and in a
> few limited cases may partially restore malfunctioning drives to working
I'm well aware of all of that. My point is that SpinRite was probably
the wrong tool for the problem described -- going by the description.
Now that I'm back in town, I expect to get around to talking to Fred
about that very point.
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