[sf-lug] sf-lug meets monday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM
asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Aug 21 23:07:45 PDT 2008
On Tue, 20 May 2008, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
>> I thought I'd reply to my own message to chat about the problems some of
>> you saw with my ThinkPad. /sbin/badblocks tells me the hard drive has bad
>> sectors, which may explain the hangs - Lenovo is shipping me out a
>> replacement disk really soon (probably Tuesday or Wednesday it'll get
>> here). I'm not going to power it on in the immediate future except to run
>> GNU ddrescue to pull the data off.
> Asheesh, can you or anyone else explain the difference between
> ddrescue and dd_rescue!!?!? I've been wondering that for a while!!!
Kristian, I'm glad you asked.
http://www.asheesh.org/note/sysop/ddrescue.html has a longer write-up. The
short version is, "Kurt Garloff's dd_rescue is not all that useful without
dd_rhelp, and you don't want to use dd_rhelp.
"You want to use GNU ddrescue. The GNU stands for quality."
I know on which side my bread is buttered.
-- John Heywood
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