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Xar
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: /var partition lost! Reply with quote

Well, that's my problem. Bad Blocks appeared inside the /var partition and cannot be mounted. I tried to use dd to make a clone of the disk avoiding the bad blocks but I can't, so I reformated it.

Now I would like to know a way to restore contents inside the /var directories. Could be a solution to download the last snapshot avaliable?

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

And obviously, don't comment anything of buying a new HD. I know and I will shortly, but in the meantime I need the PC.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: /var partition lost! Reply with quote

Xar wrote:
Well, that's my problem. Bad Blocks appeared inside the /var partition and cannot be mounted. I tried to use dd to make a clone of the disk avoiding the bad blocks but I can't, so I reformated it.

Now I would like to know a way to restore contents inside the /var directories. Could be a solution to download the last snapshot avaliable?

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

And obviously, don't comment anything of buying a new HD. I know and I will shortly, but in the meantime I need the PC.

Thanks in advance.


I'm not exactly an athority on the subject but have you tried untaring a stage3 tar ball in a separate directory and move the var dir into / and not a separate partition?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-513191.html and around 60 others, please search before you post.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moocha wrote:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-513191.html and around 60 others, please search before you post.


I searched!! I promise! Maybe I didn't choose the correct keywords :(

Well, i'll give it a try
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xar wrote:
moocha wrote:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-513191.html and around 60 others, please search before you post.


I searched!! I promise! Maybe I didn't choose the correct keywords :(

Well, i'll give it a try


I wouldn't worry too much about it. The search function in this style of forums isn't fantastic, you're better off using google and just adding gentoo forums to your query.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads in favour of the thread linked by moocha above. For the next drive with bad blocks, use dd_rescue instead of dd.
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