[plug] re; bad block on disk

Leon Wright techman83 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 09:26:27 WST 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM, /sbin/Southen <southen at gmail.com> wrote:

> dd is in my experience completely useless for recovery purposes, if
> your distro lacks ddrescue grab SystemRescueCd.
> As suggested, find a destination partition/drive (with twice the
> needed space) and run:
>  ddrescue -n /dev/sdb1 /mnt/recover/sdb1 /mnt/recover/sdb1.logfile
>  ddrescue -d -r3 /mnt/recover/sdb1 /mnt/recover/sdb1.logfile
> (where /dev/sdb1 is the partition or drive to rescue, and /mnt/recover
> is a nice large partition)

Sorry to drag up an old thread. But I had to say a thankyou for this tid
bit of information. Very handy and works really well.

My colleague recovered a friends 500GB drive and I just recovered a floppy

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