Copy bad HD to a good HD

Conny Enstrom uncurbed at
Tue Jan 5 12:02:05 UTC 2010

Karl F. Larsen skrev:
> 	I have an old HD that will not boot up and show windows, but 
> does run. I would like to copy as much as possible from the 
> bad to the good HD.
> 	First I thought about dd. It looks like $ dd if=/dev/scd 
> of=/media/disk/backup bs=2048 conv=notrunc and it looks like 
> it might work.
> 	I also have condaliza-live latest version on a cd-rom. I am 
> not sure just how to use this.
> 	Does anyone have a suggestion on these or other methods to 
> get data off of a bad Hard Drive (HD)?
> Thanks!
> 73 Karl

If you can't mount it and read it you can use 'testdisk' to copy files.

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