[vox-tech] Corrupted root files
cboettig at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 09:31:11 PST 2007
Thanks for the feedback. Not overclocking, i do have backups, and i'm
wondering if its a faulty configuration problem (from a bad/interrupted
download, etc) or something else. So, what is smartctl? How do I do a
short or long (or any) test of my drive? Thanks!
On Dec 21, 2007 9:23 AM, Bryan Richter <bryan.richter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/12/21, Carl Boettiger <cboettig at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> > I've been having a series of problems with corrupted files owned by
> > (I'm running the Ubuntu Gutsy by the way, normal i386 install) The first
> > noticed was an error whenever I ran apt-get update that turned out to be
> > to some perl-base *.pm configuration files were corrupted into binary
> > (thanks for your help earlier on this!) Most recently my
> > file became corrupted, this time with random ascii text inserted and the
> > correct text missing.
> Put your current hard drives on ice, buy new ones, and copy to the new
> ones while sacrificing chickens and old monitors to $DEITY.
> Unless you have backups, in which case, toss the old hard drives, buy
> new ones, and copy to the new ones while sipping a martini.
> Take this with a grain of salt, of course, but honestly, I'd be
> worried about the hardware.
> Bryan Richter
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