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  • 26th Sep, 2006 at 11:48 PM

My laptop's hard disk died last week. It's been going on and off for a while, making these little clicking sounds and stalling on reading. That's always a bad sound, but I was always too busy to deal with it. But you can never leave these things for too long. I suppose those times I dropped the thing weren't very good for it.

One day, I was using the machine when it refused to work any longer. I suppose this was a fairly long-lived chunk of hardware, as it was built in May 2000. Six whole years. I tried pulling out my spare laptop disk and using that, but this was doomed to failure. Back when I got to second disk, they were still making 12mm-height drives. Which don't fit very well in a 9mm slot.

So today, I went to the computer store and got myself a brand new disk. They make really large hard drives these days! I put it in, installed a new version of Ubuntu, and I was off to the races. Hurray!

Now I have to get all my configuration files back on. Oh dear.

Update at 2006-09-27 18:29: The new disk died today. It didn't even last twenty-four hours. I brought it back to the shop where they reluctantly exchanged it for a new one. I hope that things turn out better.

Update at 2006-09-28 1:34: The newest disk seems to not like the laptop. I think it's overheating. Damn.

Update at 2006-09-28 2:10: Nnggh. Nope. It looks like I have a bad bit of ram at 73.3MB. Time to see if I can get the badram patch working tomorrow.

Update at 2006-09-30 12:02 Oh, I give up. This machine is not going to work again, for any reasonable approximation of working.


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27th Sep, 2006 03:56 (UTC)
You mean you don't have your home directory in CVS? (Of course, I don't, but I only have one machine I use regularly).

Unless you are referring to /etc. In which case, good luck.
27th Sep, 2006 04:00 (UTC)
Actually, /etc is very easy on a Debian system. Just do almost nothing.

Most of my configuration files are in CVS. But some of them are not, because they vary from machine to machine and the programs that parse them don't have conditionals as part of their configuration syntax.

Things don't seem too bad though. Goodness knows I didn't lose any real data.
27th Sep, 2006 04:04 (UTC)
Back when I had Debian on my laptop not too long ago, I seem to recall getting all my hardware working was not quite a "do almost nothing" affair. But among other things, X was in the process transitioning up to version 7, and things became very broken indeed in the midst of that.
27th Sep, 2006 14:25 (UTC)
Video and networking hardware is a tricky thing, because often drivers are not available. But for all supported hardware, I find that Debian-based systems are quite easy.
27th Sep, 2006 04:03 (UTC)
I just recently put a 160Gb HD in mine. Still haven't fully reconfigured. Ugh, reformatting can be such a chore!
27th Sep, 2006 14:25 (UTC)
Well, if I hadn't lost the hard drive, I would have just migrated things over. Alas, this was not to be.

However, I do have a fresh installation to play around with.
27th Sep, 2006 07:43 (UTC)
seal your old hard disk in a bag, and put it in the freezer for 2 hours. get it out,remove any ice. it should then work long enough to recover your settings
27th Sep, 2006 14:26 (UTC)
Re: Tip
I'm not really sure that will work. There are sounds of a loose drive head shaking around inside.
27th Sep, 2006 19:40 (UTC)
Re: Tip
yeah, the clicking sound is probably that, but it's a fix that's worked for me a few times
1st Oct, 2006 02:57 (UTC)
Shouldn't 12:102 be 13:42?
1st Oct, 2006 07:01 (UTC)
Oh dear, not really. I suffer from typing problems, not math ones.
1st Dec, 2008 09:43 (UTC)
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