[ubuntu-za] Recover from dd?

Anton May antonmay at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 18:11:31 UTC 2018

Hi Mike

Short answer, no. dd is known as "Disk Destroyer"

You can try testdisk to see if you can recover the partition. Can either
install or use Hirens Boot disk.

Hence when using the dd command make absolutely, positively sure you dd'ing
the right partition.


On Jan 29, 2018 17:15, "Mike Stroud" <stroudmw at gmail.com> wrote:

I've just used the dd command to write a distro to a usb: /dev/sdb1.

Stupidly, I forgot to insert the usb and still had my external drive
mounted on /dev/sdb.

Is there any way of getting my data back?


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