Recovering Data for the less fortunate
I had a harddrive die on me. Looks like it has developed bad sectors and I cannot get it to mount. I tried fsck but it tells me to do it manually (like I know how to do that). In addition when I try and mount it it says either too many filesystems, or bad sectors in supermount. Something like that.
I really need the data off this drive. I do not have any recent backups.
So does anyone have any ideas? I tried to dump the data using:
dd if=/dev/hdb2 of=mydrive.rip
But that told me there were bad sectors.
How to recover data from a filesystem that won't mount because of bad sectors.
Disk /dev/hdb: 2162 MB, 2162442240 bytes
128 heads, 63 sectors/track, 523 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8064 * 512 = 4128768 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 51 205600+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdb2 * 52 523 1903104 83 Linux