Re: combining unused space into files
> > IN my last-ditch attempt to recover a long text (actually lyx) file that
> > was deleted, I want to combine all of the unused space on my drive into
> > files. There's about 80M altogether, and I want to break it into 10M pieces
> > (so I can manipulate them in the 40M partition normally assigned for
> > swap).
> > I want to get a literal straight read of the disk. Can anyone point
> > out how to do this.
> This is likely to be a lame answer, meaning there's probably a much
> better one somewhere, but had I enough RAM, I'd configure a huge
> RAMdisk, and `dd if=/dev/hd? of=<ramdisk>`, then start searching.
> Alternatives to explore might be a program, pretty low level, to
> read in raw sectors, maybe write it to a file, system("perl -e ...")
> to search, etc, reiteratively.
20 megs of ram :)
> When's your deadline with this paper, anyway?
bascially, before someone submits something similar to the journals . .
> > To complicate matters, the machine has no netwerok connectivity;
> > it's a laptop, and the pcmcia hardware seems to have gone south . . .
Yop. kind of painful. I think I'll go to a journalliong file system
as soon as I can manage . . .