Premature end of image file
RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sat May 15 04:49:42 UTC 2004
When I try to start squeak, I get
"Read failed or premature end of image file"
Undoubtedly the cause was this sequence:
1. started session shut down
2. realizing I hadn't saved, selected save + quit on the image
3. session shut down.
Is there any chance I can recover from this? There's significant data
that were only in the image, and my most recent backup is from
slightly over a month ago.
It looks as if most of the data are actually there; the image file
that is corrupt is actually 3.5 MB bigger than my last backup, and the
changes file is a bit bigger too.
I know there are a couple of obvious lessons to be drawn from this
Does squeak, under the hood, save to temporary files to try to prevent
this kind of problem? If not, could it be changed to do so?
But, as I said, my main question is whether there's any way to repair
I looked for "premature end" on the swiki and list archives, but
nothing relevant showed up.
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