dealing with a slightly flaky USB drive; unkillable bash process

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 14:47:52 UTC 2015


On 23 September 2015 at 16:16, Adam Funk <a24061 at ducksburg.com> wrote:
>
> That sounds interesting.  I've been reading the info pages for that
> --- I guess I can recover the partition on the USB drive to a file
> with something like this
>
> ddrescue <options> /dev/sdc1 path/to/some_file path/to/logfile
>
> and then use losetup on the output file?


Yes you could, but I would *strongly* recommend imaging to a dedicated
drive. Mixing up whole drives, whole-drive images and partitions is
tricky and difficult enough and that is /before/ mixing in encryption.

Buy a drive if necessary.

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