Quite some time after sending my previous mail, and after starting a
bad sector scan with FWB Hard Disk Toolkit, I remembered having heard
a high-pitched whine now and then, from the general direction of where
all my computers are.
I think my drive might have suffered a not-completely-fatal head
crash. I think it would be best that I retired the drive. I think I
have another that I'm not using yet, that I can install in its place.
I'm letting Hard Disk Toolkit's scan run to completion though, just to
see what it says.
I'm really curious though, how OS X can mount my filesystem without
complaint, whereas Mac OS 9.2.2's Drive Setup says the drive is
uninitialized, and HDT says there is no partition map.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
Jean-Louis Gassee used to brag quite publicly about how the BeOS could
recover data from corrupt FAT partitions, that Windows was unable to.
And he was telling the truth - the BeOS did that for me once, back in
Michael David Crawford
mdcrawford at gmail dot com
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