On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Denis Wegge wrote:
I am having trouble with the XFS filesystem on a 320GB Western Digital
SATA harddisk. For no obvious reason the partition can no longer be
mounted. The following error occurs:
knoppix@Knoppix:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
mount: /dev/sda1: can't read superblock
Looks like your disk is dying or dead from your logs. You can try putting
in a plastic airtight bag then put it in the freezer and try again but
otherwise if that does not work, its time for the trash bin (after you try)
a dd and overwrite the disk but with that many bad sectors it looks like
it has really gone south.
Insert new disk, restore from backup.