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Re: [vox-tech] Corrupted root files
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Re: [vox-tech] Corrupted root files

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@gmail.com> wrote:
2007/12/21, Carl Boettiger <cboettig@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I've been having a series of problems with corrupted files owned by root.
> (I'm running the Ubuntu Gutsy by the way, normal i386 install) The first I
> noticed was an error whenever I ran apt-get update that turned out to be do
> to some perl-base *.pm configuration files were corrupted into binary mess.
> (thanks for your help earlier on this!)  Most recently my /etc/environment
> 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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