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 Need help replacing a failing drive.
Author: Daniel Schrock 
Date:   04-06-00 05:38

My main drive (ad0s1) is failing (contains / , /usr, and swap space. The system just starts hanging only recoverable by hard shutdown and power-up. Luckily, I haven't been dropped to single-user mode yet on reboot. fsck on / reveils 0.2% fragmentation, on /usr gives 0.3% fragmentation. I first noticed it last week when i got a message saying ad0s1 failed using ATA33 and was reverting back to PIO4 (not the exact message...sorry can't remember). Since then it has been locking and giving WRITE timeouts.

Anyone experienced this before? i've backup the accounts in /usr/home but would prefer to transfer everything over to a new drive if possible.
Any suggestion would be helpful, I'm not sure how long she'll hold out.

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Daniel Schrock 04-06-00 05:38 
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 RE: Need help replacing a failing drive.   new
Dan Langille 05-06-00 09:55 

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