hard disk failure

Brad Midgley bmidgley at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 11:56:21 MST 2011


Along these lines, is there anything special you would recommend for a
bad sdcard? this card immediately fails to read the partition table
when it's attached through a usb reader. I tried another reader with
the same result.

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Charles Curley
<charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:11:48 -0700
> Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:
>
>> Take it to your computer and run TestDisk on it.  Awesome sweet tool.
>>
>> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
>
> Nice. It appears to be available from the Ubuntu repos.
>
> At a lower level, also available from Ubuntu repos, is smartctl. It is
> for querying and manipulating the drive's onboard test software. It has
> a GUI, gsmartcontrol.
>
> How badly damaged is the drive? Can you even see it with "fdisk -l"?
>
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