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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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I executed 'dd' on my /dev/sda and now I get “unknown filesystem” error

Yes, I know this error has been answered and solved many times; but I think I know the reason why this is happening (my bad), I just don't know how to solve it. I was formatting and flashing some USB ...
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It possible to restore the system, after dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb? [duplicate]

As a result of the following command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb (I wanted reset /dev/sdd), I accidentally deleted my system directories. After removal of my ubuntu continued to work as nothing was. ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music crashed. Stupidly enough, i did not have two drives in raid, which i will do in the future. I ...
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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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847 views

copy files but skip errors

A friend has a failing hard drive, and hasn’t received a new hard-drive to clone to yet. He wants to copy the files to an external drive but the copy function keeps failing on some error (which has to ...
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how to run testdisk.exe on a dd image of a 2TB hard drive

BACKGROUND INFO: I have (2) 2TB hard drives. HD1 - I hosed the MBR, drive won't mount, can't see data, but it must be there because I didn't do anything much to it except with testdisk HD2 - was ...
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resize2fs: Invalid argument while trying to resize /dev/sda1 (dd problems)

I was attempting to copy my Ubuntu installation to a larger HDD following this guide with the dd command. The guide says: "It's recommended you dd to an identical partition for optimal results." ...
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How do I fix an Input/Output error using dd?

Hi i'm Trying fixing my Windows 7 system with a broken harddrive, but it's still running. I'm trying copy all data to a new drive to reinstall Windows 7. Drive called SQSERVICE. I can't copy at all ...
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RAID 0, new drive mirroring issues

Here's the run down: We have a 2 disk RAID 0 array. One of the drives failed and the other is marked as depreciating. We aquired a new drive, same specs as the old. To our thinking we simply replaced ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Can't use LiveCD to access corrupt hard drive

I have a hard drive with 15 bad sectors. I'm trying to rescue the files with the latest Ubuntu LiveCD, but the filesystem errors prevent the filesystem from being mounted correctly. I'm hoping that ...
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1answer
559 views

How to make DD make a copy of my iPod's harddrive into my computer?

I'm trying to do this, I'm sure you don't wanna read all that then I'll make a resume on it: A file was accidentally deleted on a iPod4, I need to recover it and I've been able to do all the process ...
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How do I use dd to clone an external USB drive installation to a local hard disk?

can I use the dd command to clone my ubuntu installation from my external disk to my local hard drive. will it even boot? I think I can, but not sure. do I need to make the output partition on my ...
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Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
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How to create a complete recovery Image for my new netbook

I just got a new acer netbook, it comes with windows 7. I wanted to know how I could create a recovery image using tools like dd. I want to know what command creates the exact backup of the hard disk ...
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270 views

Can I use dd to verify unpartitioned disk surface?

The thing is, I bought a laptop and after 6 days of HDD uptime, the SMART reports "449 reallocated sectors" already. With number slowly, but constantly climbing. My HD is 320GB in size, with only ...
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Is there a way to recover files from a storage device partially overwritten with dd?

I'm an idiot, I was writing an image to a USB drive using dd when instead of typing /dev/sdb I typed /dev/sdd and wrote the 135mb image to my 750gb External Hardrive full of files. Is there ANY ...
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How to recover data from a failing hard drive?

An external 3½" HDD seems to be in danger of failing — it's making ticking sounds when idle. I've acquired a replacement drive, and want to know the best strategy to get the data off of the dubious ...