Thanks for that advice. Foremost looks intesting.
I've booted up using Damn small linux, plugged in a USB harddrive 160G.
dd= if=/dev/hda7 of=/mnt/sda1/wikiimage/wikiimage.dat bs=4k
Damn small linux returns "Input/Output" error
if I try
dd= if=/dev/hda8 of=/mnt/sda1/wikiimage/wikiimage.dat bs=4k
where /dev/hda8 is a healthy partition, an image gets made on my USB hard drive.
looks like I'll have to mount the failing drive in a working machine
and see if Foremost can recover anything.
Thanks for the help Elroy.
If other people have other thoughts I'd appreciate your comments.
On 17/07/07, elroy <elroy(a)ihug.co.nz> wrote:
First off, I'm no guru, but here goes:
Use 'dd' or similar to create an image of the failed/failing drive.
Do a google and install/download/research the following programs:
I ended up using Foremost, and recovered a lot of data - not as much as
I had hoped, but better than none.
For Win32 OS - PC Inspector File Recovery - was free? last time I used it.
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