Bring the Pain

So MOMENTS after I finish my last post, I bring my laptop into the computer room so I can burn a bunch of videos to DVD for Terry. Plug in the DVD Writer (firewire) and the system goes into never-never land. Hmm, this is new.

Reboot. Hang
Reboot with Control-V Disk seek error. Uh-oh
Reboot into Install Disks and run Disk Utility. Cannot repair. Aw CRAP.
Open a Terminal and run fsck. Bad Magic Number. I think I’m going to need new pants….

So I’m digging up a copy of Disk Warrior to see *THAT* can repair it.
If not, I’m hoping[1] I can get some of the data off before I wipe & re-install.
If *THAT* fails, AppleCare here we come. *sigh*

[1] I can get to the disk from a terminal in the Installer and copy off SOME of it. The Ubuntu G3 doesn’t recognize it in Target Disk Mode.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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