data recovery help?
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue Jan 15 20:18:10 UTC 2008
Dave Stevens wrote:
> I am using the recent F9 rawhide live CD to try to recover data from a
> non-booting Windows XP laptop. The CD boots to a command line prompt and
> won't run X. I don't much care. I made a new directory, /mnt/c, and
> successfully mounted the NTFS drive, /dev/sda1 there. [BTW, the NTFS-3G
> mounting correctly detected an unclean shutdown on the NTFS drive and
> correctly set out the command to use if I wanted to force the mount. Some
> nice work has been done there, this used to be like tooth-pulling.]
> The data is intact and my immediate job is to get it off the HD and on to a
> working USB hard drive. I have the external drive plugged in and powered up
> and I don't know what device driver to use to attempt to mount it. Anyone
> know? (eg, /dev/usb0??? or what?)
It will show up as a SCSI drive. I would expect it to be /dev/sdb1
if you only have one partition on it, and you do not have any other
hard drives besides the one with XP and the USB drive.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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