Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Fri Feb 10 17:34:59 UTC 2006
Anne Wilson wrote:
> My main workstation is awaiting its turn to move to FC4, and was running
> Mandriva. I now find that I cannot boot from the primary drive at all. It
> looks as though something desperate has happened to the MBR, where lilo
> Checking my data backup, I find that I have missed a whole, vitally important,
> directory. I need to get that data to a safe place before trying anything in
> the way of rescue.
> I have got knoppix 3.2 up and can see the files. I've got a pen-drive mounted
> as root, but can't copy the files onto it. Trying
> cp /mnt/hde7/anne/Gnucash/ /mnt/sde gets
> cp: omitting directory /mnt/hde7/anne/Gnucash/
> I tried to do it with a gui, but 'kdesu konqueror' says that it cannot connect
> to the X server.
> I'm now desperate. How can I get those files onto my pen-drive?
Late response but here are some links that may help.
Data Recovery Myths
Hard drive recovery utilities: when you can't afford to lose that data
recoverdm - recover files/disks with damaged sectors
HOWTO Recover Files from a Non-Bootable Windows PC using Ubuntu Live
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