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Re: lost a drive?

At 12:54 PM -0700 9/24/06, Dave Stevens wrote:
Quoting Jay Cliburn <jacliburn bellsouth net>:

thanks, Jay. See below please...

 > Dave Stevens wrote:
 > > Quoting Tony Nelson <tonynelson georgeanelson com>:
 > >
 > > Thanks, Tony, see below...


 > >
 > > Ideas? further suggestions? reading I can do online on this?
 > First, unmount the partition.
 > Then, to find the location of all backup superblocks, run
 > mke2fs -n /dev/hda2
 > Pick one, then run
 > e2fsck -b <your_picked_superblock> /dev/hda2

linux:/sbin # umount /dev/hda2
umount: /dev/hda2: not mounted
linux:/sbin # mke2fs -n /dev/hda2
mke2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
4882432 inodes, 9753463 blocks
487673 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
298 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632,
        4096000, 7962624

linux:/sbin # e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/hda2
e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda2

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2

and so on for all superblock values given when running mke2fs -n /dev/hda2

so I got a bit further. Still open to suggestion....

It is likely that either the disk is the wrong disk, or completely hosed, or you have guessed wrong about its format or block size. Take a look at the data and see if it makes sense as being your disk. dd is your friend.
TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson georgeanelson com>
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