dealing with a slightly flaky USB drive; unkillable bash process

Adam Funk a24061 at
Wed Sep 23 14:17:56 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-22, Petter Adsen 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.

I'll take a closer look, but the enclosure looks fairly well sealed up
(i.e., hard to open without breaking).

> 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.

I have tried a couple of USB cables (all of which work with other
devices), but it can't hurt to try a couple more.

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