Someone gave me a USB zip drive to try to recover some files off of. I think the 250MB zip disk is damaged or going bad.
Anyway, I tried using both dd and dd_rescue on Debian Etch. The output file from dd is ~100MB and the output file from dd_rescue is 0MB. Why did dd
return an image and dd_rescue
dd_rescue -v -l dd.log /dev/sdc zipddr.img
for dd_rescue and
dd bs=512 if=/dev/sdc of=/home/patrick/zip/ziprecover.img conv=noerror,sync
Here's tail end of the dd_rescue log I created
dd_rescue: (info): /dev/sdc (98304.0k): EOF
Summary for /dev/sdc -> zipddr.img:
dd_rescue: (info): ipos: 98304.0k, opos: 98304.0k, xferd: 98304.0k
errs: 196608, errxfer: 98304.0k, succxfer: 0.0k
+curr.rate: 0kB/s, avg.rate: 10kB/s, avg.load: 0.3%
When I try to mount the dd image on loopback it fails. I can't even get anything off the image with foremost
. There's just supposed to be *.doc files on the disk (a teacher's lesson plans).
Any ideas on what I need to do to mount the image or recover files off of it (assuming of course it wasn't too damaged)?