LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
linuxhippy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Distribution: Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, Lubuntu, Picuntu, Mint 18.1, Debian Jessie
Posts: 1,207

Rep: Reputation: 47
Recovering a floppy disk


I have an old floppy disk that gives input/output errors on 5 files when copy is used on the floppy disk in 2 different computers. Is there anyway to recover these files?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
General Failure
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 387

Rep: Reputation: 37
Short answer: No
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
okos
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware/Ubuntu
Posts: 609

Rep: Reputation: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxhippy View Post
I have an old floppy disk that gives input/output errors on 5 files when copy is used on the floppy disk in 2 different computers. Is there anyway to recover these files?
Did you try testdisk. It worked for me on a external harddrive.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
David the H.
Bash Guru
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch + Xfce
Posts: 6,852

Rep: Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037Reputation: 2037
First, try using ddrescue to make an image copy of it on your hard disk. It will keep trying to read bad blocks until you tell it to give up. If you can get a clean image, you can mount it with a loopback device and recover the files from there.

Next, you can try to recover the lost files using something like photorec or foremost.

Finally, try running dosfsck on the disk. Do this last because it will try to alter the disk contents, and you don't want to do that until you're out of other options.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
raskin
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: France
Distribution: approximately NixOS (http://nixos.org)
Posts: 1,900

Rep: Reputation: 69
Important notice: it is much better to do dosfsck on loop device with the image ddrescue gave... So you keep the floppy in original state for more ddrescue attempts.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice recovering from hard disk error kennelm Linux - General 1 10-12-2008 08:55 PM
recovering a potentially fried hard disk? zero79 Linux - Hardware 6 08-08-2006 01:35 AM
floppy only reads first disk, if new disk is inserted data from first disk is shown. lakosked Debian 3 02-18-2006 08:44 PM
LVM - recovering data after a disk failure. bogaurd Linux - Software 2 12-19-2005 11:34 AM
recovering data from hard disk planctus Linux - Hardware 4 10-10-2005 04:02 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration