Copy bad HD to a good HD
waldbauernbub at gmx.at
Tue Jan 5 12:08:32 UTC 2010
Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> 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.
dd will stop at bad sectors. try the ddrescue tool instead.
apt-cache show ddrescue
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Ayman Negm <negm at debian.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1)
Description: copies data from one file or block device to another
dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition.
It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors
where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted
by the user it is possible to continue at any position later.
It can copy backwards.
Wish you luck
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