Jeffrey J. Nonken on Tue, 1 Jul 2003 07:12:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Reading an 80GB hard disk with Mandrake Linux

On 01 Jul 2003 00:23:07 -0400, Christopher Shanahan wrote:
>I certainly understand George wants to be able to read/view/
>manipulate his data from within Linux--I believe he said he
>uses Mandrake. The idea of a binary copy of the contents of
>his hard drive is to preserve his data so he can fdisk/
>format/burn/shoot the 80 GB hard drive that, at this point,
>has become useless to him. By data recovery you assumed I
>meant that I would give him a binary copy of the contents of
>his 80 GB hard drive. That's absurd. I said I would recover
>his data for him, I did not say how.
>And since you mentioned it, since when does a bit-stream copy
>of anything--specifically a device such as a hard drive--have
>anything to do with a file system? And what is a non-standard
>file system? A dd image of a device is just that, a dd image
>of a device. After all, he may have more than one file system
>on the device.

Uh... yeah, I guess I'm pretty stupid. Never mind.

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