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10-20-2005, 02:07 AM
Hello, i got huge problem with my HD.
windows / knoppix dont regonize it cos it badly messed up,
only some dos recovery progs have show me something. :shock:
HD is Seagate SATA 200G. When starting Knoppix it usually
hangs ...
Scanning for harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab
... and when it dont, i cant c that drive.
So is there any low level programs that can be used
from Knoppix to find that drive from etc. SATA 1/2 slot and force
it to be mounted.
dd_rescue and dd_rhelp i know but are there
better programs, if i even manage to resolve that mounting issue first.

thank u in advance,

10-20-2005, 06:13 PM
Sounds like you need to get Spinrite. You can put it on a boot floppy and run it.

It sees any kind of drive no matter how it's formatted, DOS, Linux, NTFS, anything.

If the electro-mechanical integrity of the drive has not been compromised, and it is "only" the data on the disk that's been corrupted, Spinrite can probably recover it.

Good luck.