SCO OpenServer Release 5 Errors : Sdisk: Unrecoverable error reading SCSI disk
Posted on 2008-10-12
I have a customer who has brought me an old Pentium computer with SCO Openserver release 5 on it, I do not know much about this but they have stated that it has all there invoices and business files on there.
Sdsk Unrecoverable error reading SCSI disk 0 dev 1/42 (ha=0 id=0 lun=0) Block=1489780
The drive is very noisy clicking and creaking and sounds to me like the drive is dying / dead.
It seems that that block is constantly being errored out as well as block 276 on the screen.
From what I gather its a unix distro so will have a unix file system within this.
So as such im asking for some guidance as to how to best approach this. could I set up a linux machine and add it as a second drive to try and recover files or is there free software i can use to look at the files.
Im going to try using acronis to get a backup image of the hard drive, however I know that its probably it wont work but its worth a shot.
What do you advise?
Any questions please ask.