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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack

On Saturday 11 February 2006 19:39, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 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.
Does the new drive need preparation of any kind, formatting, for instance?

I've looked at both man page and info page for dd, but both assume that you 
know what you are doing.

> 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.)

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