Ugh - need some help. I think the hard drive is failing.
I have tried a few programs which failed. I am currently running clonezilla for about 24 hours. It was running quick with an Esata cable, but slowed to a crawl with tons of buffer, i/o errors ,etc. It is still running, so I will let it be for awhile.
My next venture will be to use ddrescue. I am planning on using:
sudo ddrescue -v -r 3 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 logfile
I know there are going to be a ton of errors, bad sectors and I think the above will cover the skipping of those. Please be as specific as possible
Any other ideas for me? Should I run a Western Digital test/repair on it?
Oh yeah, I can boot up, but runs completely slow so I have been booting from the CD.
Any help for a new user would be appreciated. I was able to copy most of my files off with knoppix, now just looking to do a usable bootable clone.