Re: [HELP] disk crash

Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 09:43:02 +1100

Rik van Riel writes:
> I know this is off-topic on linux-kernel, but since this is
> the place where the experts hang around I'll ask here.
> (Harald and Ingo in particular will have experience with things
> like this).
> I bought a 4.3gb _CONNER_ drive in febuari (sold to me as
> a Seagate drive :( )... Since wednesday 4 of 9 partitions
> have gone bad...
> the partions are my dos d: drive, a partition I haven't used
> in the last few weeks, my source-code drive and my /usr/local.
> The bad sectors are in such a place that doing a ls in /usr/local
> gives a kernel panic !!!
> Now, I'm looking for a program that can copy the partition to
> an imagefile so I can recover at least some of the files on it
> (/usr/local contains about 80megs of programs I compiled/configured
> myself, of which inn is the easiest one...)
> sorry for being off-topic,

Yep, you're off-topic. However, you may find the LSM entry below of

Title: Disc recovery tools for EXT2FS
Version: 1.0
Entered-date: 16APR97
Description: A few disc recovery tools (copy_blocks and copy_listed_blocks)
and an inode recovery tool for the EXT2 filesystem (e2fsfind).
Keywords: utilities, recovery, filesystem, Ext2fs
Author: (Richard Gooch)
Maintained-by: (Richard Gooch)
Primary-site: /pub/people/rgooch/linux
Alternate-site: /pub/Linux/system/recovery /pub/people/rgooch/linux
Platforms: Linux 1.2.x/1.3.x/2.0.x/2.1.x
requires e2fsprogs-1.07 or later to build e2fsfind
Copying-policy: GPL