[sf-lug] ddrescue on a scsi drive

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Thu Aug 16 17:44:40 PDT 2012

On 08/16/2012 05:17 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:
> We have a SCSI drive that appears to be corrupt. The filesystem on
> this drive is NTFS and was on a Windows box. We are trying to dump the
> drive to an image to see if we can recover anything.
> I have a box that boots from a Ubuntu 11.10 CD. The box has the
> corrupt SCSI drive and a blank SCSI drive. Both SCSI drives are seen
> by the BIOS, and once Ubuntu boots up, lsscsi shows the drives as
> well. Withun Ubuntu, the blank drive shows up as /dev/sdb1, but
> /dev/sda isn't visible. In dmesg, it shows /dev/sda as being corrupt,
> and that's it. I'd like to eventually use ddrescue to create a
> bitcopy, but without any visibility in /dev I'm not sure what the next
> step is.
> Ideas? Suggestions?
> cheers,
> Sameer
         Have you tried a live rescue CD distribution such as Knoppix?
     Also have SystemRescueCD 2.7.0 on hand presently.  Be happy
to let you use my copy in this matter.


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