I have a HD in pretty bad shape. I'm prepared to accept is dead but I'd like to recover the data from it.
Running badblocks on it gives a HUGE list of numbers.
Trying to run fsck.ext4 on it just says:
fsck.ext4: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sdd1
So I guess the first superblock is fried.
I'm trying to use a backup super block so I'm trying to determine where it is with dumpe2fs but I just get:
$ sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdd dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sdd1
I guess everything is reading my HD as being empty, isn't it?
Is there any way to recover it?
Is there any way to guess the location of a superblock backup?
Thanks a lot.