[rescue] Data rescue
Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Thu Jan 23 14:50:31 CST 2003
On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 03:38:22PM -0500, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I have a friend (a PC user) who had some massive corruption on an
> 8 Gig IDE hard drive. (the FAT tables got toasted).
Depending on the version of FAT used, I think there are some backup
No doubt NortNuts screwed it up though.
> And NO, there were no backups...
Well, he is screwed.
You MIGHT try mounting it read-only on a Linux box.
> Also, to make matters worse, he had a friend try Norton's on it, and let
> it make changes.... it recovered lots of dirs, but the file pointers are
> almost all wrong such that the jpeg images are all "busted".
> I tried to make an image into a file with Linux, and it got to 2 gig
> and said max filesize reached (using dd). I don't know if that is a limitation
> of VFAT filesystems where I was writing the image, or if Linux has a 2 gig
> filesize limit.
Some versions of the Linux kernel do have this limitation.
I am not optimistic, but admire your courage in trying...
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