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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack



On Monday 20 February 2006 13:00, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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.
>
Oops - refreshing my memory of what went before,  I presume the setup is
Drive a - has running linux system
Drive b - is damaged drive
Drive c - is new drive

Drive b and c are identified by fdisk, and should not be mounted.  Is that 
right?

Anne

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