[ubuntu-uk] Please help.I've lost my partitions
javadayaz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:56:10 GMT 2010
will testdisk let me do a search file type at a time? so for example i can
search for mp.3 files in one search, .doc in the next and so on?
2010/1/25 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
> Quoting javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com>:
> > The original hard drive was 400gb and the new one im installing is the
> > 300gb...i could try and use that!
> Ahh, problem is, it won't fit on the 300GB drive. dd will copy
> everything on the drive regardless of if there is data there or not.
> You'd need a 400GB or larger hard drive, ideally possibly larger
> unless it's an identical model drive (I've found in the past that some
> drives from different manufacturers despite being listed as the same
> size, they can be slightly different in capacity).
> If you're really stuck you could possibly use gzip to create a backup
> image of the drive to your 300GB drive...
> dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -9 > /media/harddrive/backup.img.gz
> where /media/harddrive is the location of where the 300GB drive is
> mounted, if you mount it from Gnome then it's likely to be mounted on
> a folder in /media
> To be honest though if you can afford it, you could well be worth
> getting another drive to back it up on to just in case.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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