Copy bad HD to a good HD

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 16:22:52 UTC 2010


Shannon McMackin wrote:
> 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
>>
>>
> You aren't going to find it on the 9.10 LiveCD.  It's part of a project 
> if you follow the link Jan posted.
> 
> 

	OK well I am now fighting my old computer's bios problems. It 
came out just as SATA was coming out and everthing is screwed 
up in the bios! It calls SATA IDE Master and Slave. Well I am 
still working trying to get 1 IDE HD and an IDE DVD player to 
live together!

73 Karl


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