dealing with a slightly flaky USB drive; unkillable bash process

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 13:26:09 UTC 2015


On 22 September 2015 at 15:18, Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no> wrote:
> It could be that there is a problem with the controller in the USB
> enclosure, and the drive itself is fine - that has happened to me.
>
> If that is the case, you could remove the drive from the enclosure and
> plug it into a SATA port in another machine, as long as the drive is
> indeed SATA and you have access to a machine with a free port.
>
> Just a thought.


This is true.

Another possibility:

Image the entire drive, encryption and all, onto another volume with
the ``gdd_rescue'' command. Then mount the new copy and try to recover
the data from that.


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