Trying to rescue data from a bad SD card

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Wed Mar 4 20:21:43 UTC 2009

Damien Hull wrote:
> That's my problem. I can't use "dd" cause the device isn't there. I think the system tries to create /dev/sdb but dd can't access it. 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bart Silverstrim" <bsilver at>
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 9:09:45 AM GMT -09:00 Alaska
> Subject: Re: Trying to rescue data from a bad SD card
> Damien Hull wrote:
>> Thanks for the info. I installed and ran testdisk. No luck. It can't see the SD card. I think /dev/sdb is there but it can't see the card. Something like that. 
> If the *device* is seen, you can try creating an image with dd or 
> dd_rescue. Then you can run testdisk against the disk image.
I would google for "free photo recovery" and then use windows if you 
fail on Linux. Sometimes this other OS also has its merits, although 
some Linux people will not want to know this.

Kind regards

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