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Thread: I/O buffer error, info on ddrescue gpart and file carving?

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    Default Re: I/O buffer error, info on ddrescue gpart and file carving?

    On 2012-01-19 04:26, l300lvl wrote:

    > Understood. I have placed the drive in a secure location, and backed up
    > the copy of the image it made anyways. So now I will try to get a better
    > enclosure but my eBay is in hiatus so it may take a couple weeks or
    > more, as I have no access to anything right now.


    It may be as simple as reconnecting the cables. Inside and outside.


    > There is one other possibility:
    >
    > What if I install it in another laptop I have, and run the backup drive
    > that ddrescue will save the image to, from that usb device that is
    > corrupt. It may be malfunctioning, but at least this way it would only
    > be corrupting the image, and not the whole drive/file systems. Is that a
    > better possibility?


    as long as you do not attempt to mount the disk, it is Ok.

    Yes, you can try plugging to another computer and see if there are no usb
    errors there.

    Or, take out the HD from the enclosure and connect it directly to a computer.

    I do not know what exactly is broken, but the current combo is unusable.
    Yes, you can try to repair what you extracted with dd, but what for? Keep
    it, but try to make the combo work correctly first, and then obtain an
    image, without those usb errors.


    There is a cheap gadget that consists of a cable and a plug for the disk,
    without box. That would be a way.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: I/O buffer error, info on ddrescue gpart and file carving?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-01-19 04:26, l300lvl wrote:

    > Understood. I have placed the drive in a secure location, and backed up
    > the copy of the image it made anyways. So now I will try to get a better
    > enclosure but my eBay is in hiatus so it may take a couple weeks or
    > more, as I have no access to anything right now.


    It may be as simple as reconnecting the cables. Inside and outside.


    > There is one other possibility:
    >
    > What if I install it in another laptop I have, and run the backup drive
    > that ddrescue will save the image to, from that usb device that is
    > corrupt. It may be malfunctioning, but at least this way it would only
    > be corrupting the image, and not the whole drive/file systems. Is that a
    > better possibility?


    as long as you do not attempt to mount the disk, it is Ok.

    Yes, you can try plugging to another computer and see if there are no usb
    errors there.

    Or, take out the HD from the enclosure and connect it directly to a computer.

    I do not know what exactly is broken, but the current combo is unusable.
    Yes, you can try to repair what you extracted with dd, but what for? Keep
    it, but try to make the combo work correctly first, and then obtain an
    image, without those usb errors.


    There is a cheap gadget that consists of a cable and a plug for the disk,
    without box. That would be a way.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
    That cheap gadget is what I am currently using.

    I will have to come up with enough to get something more quality, so for now I will try to get another machine up and running and plug it inside that internally, so it has a direct connection. Like you said, it could just work, but either way at least I will be able to get a better image that way.

    Probably going to be a few days but I will post back eventually, the drive isn't going anywhere and I have many others to use for now, just no way to really hook them up safely at the moment.

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    Default Re: I/O buffer error, info on ddrescue gpart and file carving?

    On 2012-01-20 05:26, l300lvl wrote:

    > That cheap gadget is what I am currently using.


    Oh! Too bad, then. :-(

    > I will have to come up with enough to get something more quality, so
    > for now I will try to get another machine up and running and plug it
    > inside that internally, so it has a direct connection. Like you said, it
    > could just work, but either way at least I will be able to get a better
    > image that way.


    Your machine is sATA or pATA? if sATA, you just need to get the cable out
    and get an external sATA. It is what I use.


    > Probably going to be a few days but I will post back eventually, the
    > drive isn't going anywhere and I have many others to use for now, just
    > no way to really hook them up safely at the moment.


    We will be waiting. Lets hope it works.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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