Copy bad HD to a good HD

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Tue Jan 5 15:01:44 UTC 2010



Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Jan Litwiñski wrote:
>> G'day Karl,
>>
>> * Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> [100105 14:58] wrote:
>>> Conny Enstrom wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> 	Where do I find testdisk?
>>
>> Testdisk you can find on the SystenRescueCd
>>
>> http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
>>
>>
> 	Very good and thank you. I will look for it on the 9.10 LiveCD.
> 
> 
> 73 Karl
> 
> 

Karl, you might also look at ddrescue.  You can find a pointer to it on
freshmeat.net.  it's specifically designed for getting stuff off of
failing drives




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