With the major breakage, much needs to be done to get the system back to a usable state. But perhaps more importantly, I need to make a plan to make future recovery less frustrating.
As part of reinstalling systems after hard disk failure, I wanted to set up another local test website to try things out. I learned this the hard way: the online blog is not the best place to play around!
So, themes, again.
In the beginning, I had disk A and B. Disk A died. I bought disk C. Disk C turned out to be faulty. I asked for a return and for the same time I installed a small Gentoo Linux installation in my SSD. Then Disk D came as a replacement for disk C. I installed another system on Disk D and copied the backup from Disk C. Then I discovered that Disk C has bad sectors as well.
I will write about the messy situation later, but apparently it is time for me to place an order for a new drive E, as well as a new power supply unit as the current one might be the cause.
At least, they say bad things come in three, right?
My hard disk drive had died yesterday. I bought it in late 2015, and it died after being in service for about four and have a year.
I was playing Football Manager, and suddenly I noticed a different noise among my fans’ cheering. After finishing the match and the cheering sound effect had stopped, I could finally determine the noise: it was from the hard disk drive! Feeling a bad omen, I immediately checked
dmesg, saw various SATA errors, attempted to call
gparted only to be notified that my
/usr/bin directory is already inaccessible, and basically my system was alive only because of Linux’s aggressive caching…
Having learned that playing Argentina lower leagues in Football Manager 2019 might be a bad idea, I decide to start another game… And hopefully, this time it should not involve complicated mods, or too many mods.
I first considered Algeria, a country that speaks Arabic, Berber and French, which is a very interesting mix considering the in-game language mechanics. However, I decided against it because the game by default offers very little in Africa, as only one country (South Africa) is included by default. I will have to include lots of African databases. And no, I don’t want to debug wild databases this time.
Then I considered Spain, which has an interesting mechanism in that B teams are allowed to play in regular leagues. However, I also decided against it because the Spanish league is so successful. After a successful game in Bundesliga I want to play in a slightly weaker league.
The B team thing leads to another place, Russia.
And, looking at the bear logo of the Russian league, I know what team I am going to pick.Read more“Football Manager 2019: Setup for a second game”