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  1. [all variants] Re: Looking for help with unusual disk behavior during ddrescue

    Ah, that would've been handy to try.

    Unfortunately, since I last posted, the drive ceased being recognized by the BIOS entirely. I tried swapping the heads and controller from my identical spare...
  2. [all variants] Re: Looking for help with unusual disk behavior during ddrescue

    Sorry to bump my own post, but it occurs to me that I might be able to automate this entire process if I knew how to force a hard reset of the SATA link?

    Not sure if that would actually work.
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  3. [all variants] Re: Looking for help with unusual disk behavior during ddrescue

    Yeah... I was quite surprised to have so much trouble with this one. I do recoveries on a lot of failed hard drives at work on almost a daily basis that have been in terrible environments and running...
  4. [all variants] Re: Looking for help with unusual disk behavior during ddrescue

    Thanks for the response.

    I tried reverse and it seems to have the same behavior - works great for a few MB, then dies completely.

    I think it's most likely firmware related.

    I'm assuming...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't Recover Data?

    It sounds like just a permissions issue?

    If you open up Terminal and navigate to the directory in question, see who actually owns the files and what the file permissions are. Note that for some...
  6. [all variants] Looking for help with unusual disk behavior during ddrescue

    Greetings, all -

    I posted a couple of days ago in a relatively hopeful mood, but I'm now hoping someone will have a suggestion to reduce or eliminate a particular behavior that's happening when...
  7. [all variants] Some tips on using ddrescue with a flaky drive

    Tl;dr: Persistence is a virtue when recovering bad drives. Always look at syslog/dmesg to see what's actually happening to your hardware. Try different options.

    Full:

    A friend of mine...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    To be honest, Ubuntu server was so cranky to install, and then so unstable once it was working, and I had such difficulty getting any questions I had answered, that I just installed CentOS 5.3 and...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Amarok global hotkeys won't bind properly to numpad?

    Nobody else uses global hotkeys?
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Amarok global hotkeys won't bind properly to numpad?

    Bump...

    Anyone?
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Amarok global hotkeys won't bind properly to numpad?

    Bump?

    Alternatively, someone could just suggest a halfway decent media player that has functioning global hotkeys. I'm not wedded to Amarok, I just want something that plays well, has a reasonable...
  12. [ubuntu] Amarok global hotkeys won't bind properly to numpad?

    Looking for some suggestions as to how to get global hotkeys working properly under Ubuntu 9.04.

    I've ensured that USA is selected as the default keyboard layout, I've cleared the global hotkey...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: 9.04 random short-duration system hangs/freezes

    Well... just for the sake of experimentation, I swapped to an amazingly old TNT2 video card I found in a drawer, and got rid of the 9800Pro that was in there.

    Problem solved.

    No idea why, but...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: 9.04 random short-duration system hangs/freezes

    I don't have an optical drive connected to this system...it's just a pure headless server install with nothing connected but a hard drive, so unfortunately that workaround isn't likely to do anything...
  15. [ubuntu] 9.04 random short-duration system hangs/freezes

    I've got a fairly fresh install of 9.04 Server on an Athlon64 3000+, 1GB RAM and an X800 Pro video card.

    My problem is that no matter how I interact with the machine, I get long pauses (anywhere...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Soundconverter...doesn't

    Eh, it worked out for the best in any case. Gnormalize is *far* more full-featured, and now in addition to re-encoding everything I'm doing a volume-leveling pass at the same time which should...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Soundconverter...doesn't

    Indeed I did. I also manually installed most of the other codecs I could think of on the off chance the problem might be related.

    However, nothing fixed it, it continued to behave in a bizarre...
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    [ubuntu] Soundconverter...doesn't

    I have a fresh install of Server 9.04 AMD64. I installed soundconverter and the appropriate gstreamer plugins through apt-get.

    I queued up a large (10GB) batch of mp3's to re-encode to a more...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    Meh.

    I managed to get it sorted myself. (crosses fingers).

    It appears that the problem was a defective BIOS chip. While I was fiddling with this problem the machine actually quit POSTing...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    Bump?

    I'd really appreciate some help getting this sorted out.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    Eh. It seems I spoke too soon.

    Select and Install Software still failed after downloading everything, same error.

    As well, the "configure the package manager" step now has a lot of additional...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    Finally got a chance to fiddle with this.

    The problem is indeed the sources.list file included on the install CD.

    Not sure if this is by design or what, but the solution was:

    After the...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    Yes, I do have a functioning network connection - verified by going to 2nd virtual terminal during the install and pinging Google (successfully).

    Side note: I had to physically plug the machine...
  24. [ubuntu] Trouble installing 9.04 Server - software install fails, grub install fails

    All right, this has been my inaugural attempt to install Ubuntu Server, and it's not going terribly well for me.

    On the "setup and install software" step, no matter which options I select...
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