Is my root partition dying?

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Dec 17 05:50:31 AEDT 2015

Quoting David Zuccaro (david.zuccaro at

> I actually do use that option to prevent the backup disk from
> filling up. fsck has been running all night so looks like the disk
> is bad.

You might want to give Recovery is Possible (RIPLInux) a try, .  
(I notice that developer Kent Robotti's site is gone, and code has not
been maintained since 2011.)

You could also try using the ddrescue utility on the other recovery disk
I mentioned, SystemRescueCd.

Both disks copy data from failing drives causing them as little
additional damage as possible.

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