[Rack] so can i work on minotaur

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Wed Feb 6 07:08:06 UTC 2013


Ok, took the machine down, pulled the drive, and pulugged into my laptop.

Did a fsck, looks ok so far.  Could have been some other issue with the 
machine, not the drive.

I'm making a backup copy of the rootfs.  Unforunately, my USB-SATA adapter 
does not support SMART.

-ben

On Tue, 5 Feb 2013, Jake wrote:

> yeah do that.
>
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>
>> Ok, if you've saved enough, I'm going to shut it down and pull the drive to 
>> see if I can get anything off it.
>> 
>> -ben
>> 
>> On Tue, 5 Feb 2013, Jake wrote:
>> 
>>> well i already saved the baron.py and the codes file and parts of the log 
>>> (which is original since june 2012 when the system went up)
>>> 
>>> i think we should try to save the log just so we can strip out data like 
>>> how many times a day it was used each day until now and stuff...
>>> 
>>> but those are the only things i think we need.
>>> 
>>> i have to mention that i didn't notice this trouble until i was using this 
>>> USB to serial adaptor which was messing up, so i was hoping that perhaps 
>>> now that it's unplugged everything will go back to normal.  If so i 
>>> apologize for the scare but unfortunately it seems much more likely a 
>>> coincidence and the hard drive really is going bad.
>>> 
>>> really, in 2013, we still have hard drives going bad?  wtf?
>>> 
>>> -jake
>>> 
>>> On Tue, 5 Feb 2013, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>>>> i put in a USB disk last night and it couldn't even see it, the only way 
>>>>> i
>>>>> was able to rescue stuff was by catting it to the screen and copy and 
>>>>> paste.
>>>>> maybe you know a better way but i wasn't finding anything.
>>>>> 
>>>>> nc ftp scp uuencode nothing worked.
>>>> 
>>>> Yup -- cat was the only thing that worked for me.
>>>> 
>>>> telnet seems to work. emacs also loads up.
>>>> 
>>>> Maybe cat into telnet into other host?
>>>> base64 a static binary, copy-paste it into emacs, and base64-decode
>>>> the buffer and save it out.
>>>> 
>>>> --j
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>


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