[ubuntu-za] Recover from dd?

Raoul Snyman raoul at snyman.info
Mon Jan 29 21:46:35 UTC 2018

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

I've used TestDisk[0]'s sister, PhotoRec[1], which worked a charm to 
recover files. They are both in the "testdisk" package in Debian, which 
means they're probably in the same package in Ubuntu.

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

Yeah, I can't stress this enough. I'm a compulsive double-checker 
normally, and when I use dd I just about quadruple check.

[0] https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
[1] https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Raoul Snyman
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