So I’m sitting in front of my PC not doing anything really at all, I notice shell commands are taking a long time to execute, the system is still responding, but slowly. X shuts down after a lot of grinding and I reboot the system. Grub prompt comes up, the kernel inits, then boom no root. Luckily I had just recently migrated to this disk and had the old install on another drive, so I could fall back and recover. To make a long story short, multiple attempts to recover the partition fail, I re-init the new drive, migrate again from my old drive and it’s functioning fine now. Normally I would chalk this up to a fluke or a bad drive, but the exact thing happened to James not a month ago. Me thinks something evil is lurking in the Ext3 source.
So Christmas was fun. We had dinner here, cooked loads of food. Both our families dropped by and ate.
This my first attempt at posting from Emacs using ljupdate, please pardon any strangeness.