It could take most of a day or even 2 days toYes, but I thought there was a need to recover the data!
run some utility's on a TB partition.
Well in the past when I had bad sectors and/or undelete problems
I rarely recovered more than 10% of the data affected. Which is
where the original problem is I think. Don't worry about it too much.
I need to put in a package request for Testdisk and Photorec. The
versions we have are about 2 years old. When using Testdisk it
is telling me my head count is incorrect and I have a bad relative
sector, just running it at one of my drives to see how Testdisk works.
My drive originally formatted OK, archives with checksums OK, fsck
doesn't appear to run at bootup ever, fdisk tells me I have 246 heads
as opposed to 255 heads Testdisk is seeing and reporting,
the drive runs OK. I did get a kernel crash while typing this message
earlier and had to reboot, when I had Testdisk in a root terminal sitting
and was concurrently running Firefox. I'm betting Testdisk needs an upgrade.
Going to take a backup, reformat the drive with testing for bad blocks,
reinstall from backup, request a package request and see what happens then.
Can't really see Testdisk or Photorec working OK right now, the two most
thanks for the response,
edit : when using testdisk, a gparted recreated drive gives bad head counts,
a PCL Control Center recreated drive gives correct head counts, twice even.