RE: HD recovery & debian installation mirroring (& others)
Thanks again! :)
I'll do that! But in the meanwhile i'm testing the "testdisk" program to see if it can find the partitions, since gpart is not doing anything. It would be easier if I could chroot to the partition and run the dpkg -l or something like that.
De: dircha [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Enviada: seg 2004-05-10 22:58
Assunto: Re: HD recovery & debian installation mirroring (& others)
> I'm sorry for this type of mail, but I can only use webmail...
> I don't think I will be able to get that file now... unless doing
> some hard recovery of the disk. I was able, in the begining, to read
> the full disk and I did a "dpkg --get-selections" and saved the
> result, but I think this won't be enough, right?
Hrm. So far as I know dpkg --get-selections should be the same as dpkg
-l, which lists all currently installed packages. The output from both
is identical on the system I am sending this from.
> I have a operable Debian system, I'm using it to try to recover the
> disk. But without that file.... maybe I could grep it? Does recover
> work on a disk without partitions?
I'm sure there are many sophisticated tools for recovering data from
faulty disks and corrupted file systems, but I have no experience with them.
You can, however, use the "dd" command to get at the raw binary data and
then see whether you can track down the file you need.
But I'd recommend against this. Instead, you might want to start a new
thread (or rename this one) with a name like "Recovering data from a
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