data recovery help?
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Jan 15 23:18:58 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?)
Do not mount the partition. Do use ntfsclone and its companions to copy
the partition and then work on a copy of that.
Many times I've successfully copied Windows systems using those
utilities. Google is your friend.
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