dealing with a slightly flaky USB drive; unkillable bash process

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Sep 22 13:50:02 UTC 2015

On 22 September 2015 at 15:45, Petter Adsen <petter at> wrote:
> Yes, if necessary. It might still be easier to actually create that
> image if the drive is connected to a SATA port instead of going through
> the controller in the enclosure - _if_ that controller or the connector
> is the problem. Since the drive sometimes disconnects there might not
> be time to do a full image while connected over USB.
> Taking the drive out of the enclosure is a good way to narrow down
> exactly what the problem is.
> It might also be a good idea to try with another USB cable first, in
> case the one that is currently being used has become damaged.

Yes, true, these are good points.

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