help with the recovery of a head crash with a MS ntfs file system.

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Feb 11 20:59:12 UTC 2010

Hello, I have a nice working Kubuntu install with lots of extra storage space.
I also have my relatives laptop that has ALL their baby pictures that
were never backed up!
Their kid tossed the computer onto the floor and now the drive is dead
with read errors and the MS recovery disk can't help.

As I understand it the best think I can do is boot the computer with a
live CD and copy the small HD over to my computer with the router. I
have no clue about the best way to set this up on my computer. Any
pointers on this basic one time use networking?

Second question. What should I do to the laptop to get the most info
off the drive? Gparted does see that the drive has ntfs and that there
are errors. That is all that I can get. Should I try DDrecovery or

I have never done anything like this before so don't be afraid to tell
me all the stupid details and point to good links.


Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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