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

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Fri Feb 12 08:53:49 UTC 2010

On Thu, February 11, 2010 23:55, Knapp wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM, J <dreadpiratejeff at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:26, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
>>> I have done the research. I am still a newbi at this stuff so I am
>>> asking first. why dd and not ddrecover?
>> By the way, I hope you don't think I was implying anything :-)  I
>> wasn't sure how much you'd found researching, so I wanted to play it
>> safe and assume you'd found very little.
>> As for dd, Johnneylee beat me to it.  It's what I get for staring at a
>> system with 512GB of ram waiting on it to finish scrubbing the RAM so
>> I can hit a freakin F key... sigh...
>> --
>> Jonathan Swift  - "May you live every day of your life." -
> More like I found to much! As I understood it ddrecover was an
> improved dd for doing what I need to do but then I might just be being
> dumb here. BTW getting networking to work sure was harder than I
> thought it would be. I have not even tested to see if it works but at
> least me desktop claims that I can now share the folder with samba.

I think that you mean ddrescue.
Read this page for more info:
Don't install from that page, use the version that Ubuntu provides in the

The main reason to use ddrescue is that dd aborts on read errors (and you
already know that there will be errors) and ddrescue doesn't.

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