l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jul 30 14:24

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox-tech] hard drive recovery
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox-tech] hard drive recovery


a friend (who only uses windows) had a laptop hard drive fail.  it gives
the "click click of death" that you hear when a drive fails.

he asked about the possibility of recovering some unbacked up data.

would i be able to hook his laptop computer up to a linux box and use dd
to read in raw partion data?  i'm thinking something along the lines of:

dd if=/dev/hdd1 of=./firstpartition
dd if=/dev/hdd2 of=./secondpartition

that would be my knee-jerk response.  i've done some web searching, but
need to do more.  i know the dd works at a filesystem level.  is there a
lower level tool that would allow me to read up to where the hard crash
occured and perhaps after this point?

has anyone "been here" before?  what did you do?

do laptop IDE drives have the same interface that desktop IDE drives


Please don't put my email address in your Outlook addressbook.

GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E  70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.