last time, when I said, "I'm writing this blog entry on the same disk image that was giving me nightmares just 7 hours ago"? Hahaha, well, that was then, and this is now.
It's four hours later, and this time, I'm writing from the laptop.
These are the disk file system errors, not the ATA bus errors, which I missed by not having my camera handy as they scrolled by. This time, however, unlike last time, there was no recovery, no reboot to save the day, no luck at all.
But is it a failed disk, or a motherboard failure? Easy enough to check, just plug the CD-ROM into the jack the HD was plugged into. Fiddle fiddle, done, and no such luck. The errors continued on the HD, but not the CD, so it's the disk.
At least a disk is easier to replace!
Right. Not today. I'll just have to suffer with 250GB UDMA-100 IDE, like it's 2005 all over again. Luckily, the ASUS motherboard has an IDE ribbon cable socket, and I have a venerable IDE cable, left over from an earlier project, which should provide...anyway it works.
Debian is installing, but I can continue that in the morning. (YAWN)