[sf-lug] ddrescue on a scsi drive

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Aug 16 23:15:38 PDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Bobbie Sellers
<bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> 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.
>         Bobbie

Thanks, Bobbie. Will try SystemRescueCD.


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