[clug-talk] Dying Harddrive
hschaink at infovisi.com
Tue Mar 11 12:31:15 PDT 2008
If you can access the 'net, go to www.grc.com and purchase his SpinRite
software. Most likely, SpinRite will enable you to make a full copy of
your current hard drive to a new one. Then you update grub and mount the
new drive as your primary and you're back into computing "heaven" ;-) .
If you'r prefer me to do all that on your behalf, contact me off-list.
Gerald Perkins wrote:
> I've a old Dell Optiplex GX1 which I've been using for web serving for about
> 5 years now. I installed RedHat (sorry), PHP and MySQL at that time and the
> machine has ticked along brilliantly since then. I could be the
> advertisement for why even idiots can really install and use Linux. I
> totally acknowledge my ignorance on the hardware and OS side of things. The
> disk is dying and at the instruction of the OS when it rebooted a month or
> so ago, I got bad blocks tagged and the system working. It's getting worse
> and I now can't connect with Gnome which I was using as my interface. What
> I need is HELP. Could anyone please give me the name of a tech' who can
> install a new harddrive and get me back up and running? Ideally, someone
> not overly expensive who can put up with my complete ignorance without
> resorting to violence. I've checked on Craigslist and only get PC related
> support tech's. Linux tech's are hiding.
Hendrik M. Schaink
"Integrated Business Solutions with Dependable Service"
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: (403) 239-0099
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