On 14/06/07, Jordi Jané <jordi.jane at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My laptop's hard disk seems to have given up the ghost. I had some
> backups, but some important data was not backed up yet.
>> I'm currently using a live ubuntu feisty to try to make an image of it
> with dd, but not even the device seems to appear.
>> Is there anything I could do to try to access the device, or should I
> just go to a data recovery company? If the latter is the only option,
> could anybody give me references of companies that they dealt with?
Check out what dmesg has to say regarding the hard disk. Does it even show
up when the laptop POSTs ?
If it's completely boned you could try using an external enclosure with
something like the Linux CRK (http://crashrecovery.org) or Knoppix.
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