Copying A Disk
pjh42 at pobox.com
Sat Jul 12 00:19:35 UTC 2008
On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 02:08:53 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 06:52:12PM -0400, Pete Holsberg wrote:
>> I have a disk that is not accessible in Windows and it was suggested
>> that I could copy it in its entirety using
>> "dd noerror if=/dev/hdX of=~/filename" where hdX is the drive and
>> filename is the name for the copy.
> I believe that should be "dd conv=noerror", note the 'conv=' bit in
> front of 'noerror'. Also, in modern systems it's often /dev/sdX instead
> of /dev/hdX.
>> How do I know what X is?
> Use lshal (or the graphical device manager) and search for your disk.
> For example, a 120 GB Hitachi disk is shown on my laptop as
> udi =
> block.device = '/dev/sda' (string)
> info.product = 'HITACHI HTS54161' (string) ...
> storage.size = 120034123776 (0x1bf2976000) (uint64) ...
> The manufacturer, model, serial number and size help you identify the
> disk, and block.device shows you how to access it.
Where would a USB drive appear?
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