Christopher Shanahan on 27 Apr 2006 06:26:07 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Recovering data from damaged CDs

On Wednesday 26 April 2006 21:40, Art Alexion wrote:
> I have a few CD-RW discs with large multimedia files that have damaged
> sectors.  Most of the files are good, but k3b refuses to copy or clone,
> konqueror refuses to move, etc.  Is there anyway to recover at least some
> of these files.  The only thing Google found me was LDE, a binary disc
> editor.
> Any suggestions?

Any chance they have more then one session? For example, a past session that
is otherwise not assessable using the standard mount options for CDs. Have you
tried manually mounting the CDs using the 'cdfs' driver? Instead of the usual
-t iso9660, specify -t cdfs when you mount the CD, then look in /proc to see
how many sessions there are. You can mount each session found on the CD using
the loopback device similar to an ISO image.


Christopher Shanahan

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