DriveReady SeekComplete Error

Oops, isquared.nl had some unscheduled downtime last night after the telltale signs of a dying disk:

Jun 28 01:09:07 c3 kernel: [  184.700869] hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Jun 28 01:09:07 c3 kernel: [  184.700869] hda: dma_intr: error=0x10 { SectorIdNotFound }, LBAsect=20586, sector=20407
Jun 28 01:09:07 c3 kernel: [  184.700869] ide: failed opcode was: unknown

One emergency dd to a disk, stolen from my old TV set-top box, later and we’re up and running again.
Only a shame that due to the layout of the partitions on the dead disk, I can’t grow my filesystems easily to make use of the much larger disk that is transplanted to the server.

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