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by viking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue
Replies: 116
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How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue

Jared wrote:I think that message in red is the problem: partition is too small

Perhaps you used too small a thumbdrive for it to run?

256 GB (226 GB free)...
I think that I got the message in red because /dev/sda3 first failed to mount.
Thus, the question is why it failed or how I can troubleshoot it?
by viking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue
Replies: 116
Views: 120939

How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue

I don't know if Knoppix have that option, but other distros have: why don't you use a LIVE DVD to boot? It has all the configurations done for boot and work from the DVD. I am able to use a DVD but I am then not running in Live mode and it is very slow to boot. Anyway, it turned out that my USB sti...
by viking
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue
Replies: 116
Views: 120939

How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue

Thanks for the quick response! I understand that I need to boot directly into Knoppix to do the rescue. However, I wanted to familiarize myself with Knoppix first by running it in a VM in windows. Anyway, I also tried to boot from the thumb drive, and it also "booted" into GRUB. How do I g...
by viking
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue
Replies: 116
Views: 120939

How to Clone a Hard Drive With Bad Sectors Using ddrescue

Sorry for being a total novice at Linux, and maybe this is not the best forum to ask this first question... I installed Knoppix (v8.1) on a USB key using LiLi USB Creator. I then started GRUB in a virtual box in windows (using Virtualize_This_Key.exe; just to familiarize myself with Linux). How do I...

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