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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack



On Saturday 11 February 2006 19:39, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Ah well, from what I've seen I think specialist help would be able to
> > recover the data, but at great expense.  I think the guy who has lost his
> > data will just have to do his work all over again.  There's another one
> > who has learned the true value of regular backups <g>
> >
> > Anne
>
> If you are not going to use a specialist, there is one thing you can
> try if you have another drive of the same type, or possible a larger
> drive. You can use dd with the conv=noerror option to copy the
> drive, and then use testdisk on the copy to recover things. The
> noerror option will let dd continue after the unreadable block.
>
> If you are fairly sure that the error is only on the first sector,
> you you use seek=1 and skip=1 to bypass coping the first block.
> (You have to use both, or the output will be offset 1 block.)
>
I did wonder if dd would do it.  I don't have a spare drive big enough, so 
I'll ask whether the owner is willing to buy one.  Thanks for the suggestion.  
If  he goes down that road I may be asking for more help. 

Anne

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