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Re: [K12OSN] Need Quick Help - Any way to do a low level, complete copy of my boot HD?



I will second and third the dd_rescue tool. I have resurrected more than
one failing drive on a variety of machines with it.

On 08/14/11 14:49, Carl Keil wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry.  My boot drive is apparently failing.  Just got this in the mail
> after having to rescue my grub/boot info after waking up to a dead server.
> 
> Device: /dev/hda, 51 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
> 
> The email before that said 44 Currently unreadable.
> 
> So, is there a way to slap another 40 gig HD (that's how big the current
> one is) in there and type a command, from say the rescue CD's command
> line and just copy over what I have now, verbatim, to a new disk.  I'm
> going to keep googling, but I trust this list more than most Linux info
> I've seen.  Like copying at the /dev/hda level.  Copying partitions, etc.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> ck
> 
> 
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