On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:04:38 -0400, Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote: > dd will barf on bad bits too. > You can tinker to make it skip over the bad block, but it > won't read it.
As it has been suggested, there are interesting tools in the ports collection. I'll post my "famous list" again. Among them, note ddrescue and dd_rescue. But base system tools such as the fetch program can help. System: dd fsck_ffs clri fsdb fetch -rR <device> recoverdisk (!) Ports: ddrescue dd_rescue ffs2recov magicrescue testdisk The Sleuth Kit: fls dls ils autopsy scan_ffs recoverjpeg foremost photorec Those programs are not ordered in any way. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"