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askvictor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 08:51:13 EST 2007
On 4/23/07, Cameron Bell <bell.cameron.p at edumail.vic.gov.au> wrote:
> Funny you should say that. I have an English teacher that had a bad HDD
> replaced by Lenovo. Was able to keep old one to try to recover his data.
> He downloaded lots of trial data recovery software- which of course
> asked for $ to actually recover the data rather than just display it.
> I booted from Ubuntu and we plugged in the old drive via a USB. Saw the
> files and got the data onto the network (couldn't dump it onto his new
> HDD - I don't think the live CD gives access to the inbuilt HDD??? Well
> I couldn't find it in the usual places anyway.)
I suspect it is due to the NTFS filesystem driver in linux being
read-only by default; though recent versions are apparently quite
stable for writing.
> Not a problem. However I think MEPIS is a better live CD to use in these
> situations, more tools.
I've had in my wallet for a couple of years one of those little
business-card shaped CDs with RIP-Linux on it. It has been like a
swiss-army knife for me - has most of the tools you need for recovery
(albeit mostly command line versions) and it fits in your pocket.
There are various linux distros designed specificly for data recovery
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