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Old 10-17-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
smithtodda
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Knoppix 3.4 and recovery of data on an IDE RAID Controller system


Here's the setup:

The Machine:
Systemax P4 2.4 GHz with 512 MB of RAM
Two 80 GB HDs running off an ATA 133 PCI IDE 32Bit RAID Controller Card
DVD-ROM
CD-RW
Windows XP Home Edition

The Problem:
User was performing a Windows Update (as best as I can deduce, the Windows update was upgrading the XP installation to SP2) when all began to go awry upon the reboot. Now the system just goes into the well-known, failed-SP2-installation boot loop.

The Challenge:
I am attempting to recover/extract the user's data (using a Knoppix 3.4 CD) so that I can restage his system. As far as my restaging plans go, I intend to pull out the two very-closely-stacked 80 GB drives AND the RAID Controller Card and replace it with one large IDE drive going straight to the motherboard. I'll daisy-chain the DVD-ROM and CD-RW devices.

To get to my question, this is my first attempt to use Knoppix to recover data from a crashed Windows drive, and it's a RAID striped set of two drives to top it all off! I'm able to boot to the Knoppix CD, and I'm eventually presented with a very nice KDE desktop. Yet, when I mount the hda1 drive (via the icon on the desktop), it takes a VERY long time to present me with a list of directories and files. Furthermore, I don't recognize any of the directory or file names, and when I poke around too much, Konqueror freezes and/or crashes (read disappears).

Any ideas how to proceed with this data recovery attempt? Is this even doable given the stated RAID configuration?

Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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The big problem is that the drives are raided... and Knoppix, as well as pretty much Linux in general doesn't usually support the pseudo-hardware raid of those cards much if at all. What's the card, exactly?

/sbin/lspci

Probably isn't supported in its own right.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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