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Old 04-09-2005, 04:12 AM   #1
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cd+floppy------->dd (please help me)

i am using mandrake 10.0.+KDE.

i resently problem with my cdrw and floppy.

a importand data on the cdrw.

but the cd having error on some track and sector.

i have to copy first 150MB of the cd. and then 170MB to 420MB.

how to achive this.?

and how to locate the error in device?i mean where is it?

how to fix the error ??

when i put cdrw in the drive. there is a iput/output error .!!

is there any command in linux to find the error in the cd or floppy.

and i need to know the position of the error in a device.??

please any one help me.../
Old 04-10-2005, 12:26 AM   #2
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Just some general stuff; may not answer all your questions, but can maybe help. I generally use SuSE, have used Mandrake only 3X. One reason you may be having cd problems is you may not have permissions as user to access the device. Login as "root" and go into the "Drake" administrative center (sorry I don't know the correct name). There are two sections in there that can help. One has to do with the CD ROM (go here first), and the other with users and groups. You should see the things that you need in there. You need to give yourself permission as user to access the cdrom drive to read at least so you have to make yourself a member of the cd group. Personally, when I am writing a CD I always change to root user, it tends to avoid errors, and I bring up k3b, get my data together, and then put in the cd at the same time clicking the burn icon. I hope this helps. It's a start at least. Someone with more experience with Mandrake will be able to give you more specifics. Best to you!
Old 04-10-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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thanks..make use of the dd command can we rescue the corrupted data..!!


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