On 25 Sep 2008, at 16:35, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 04:22:39PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> There's no harm trying with the original card with a different tool,
>> but there's not a lot of hope of doing a whole lot better than you
>> already have, IMNSHO.
>>>> In the best tradition of the Haynes manuals :
>> First remove the card !
>> You should work on a dd'd image of the card, rather than the
> original -
> that improves your chances of using multiple tools without making a
> of the original media.
Yes, I should have said that. I'd never do anything else, and it'd be
an obvious step to me, but definitely worth mentioning.
Of course I say it's an obvious step, actually GETTING a dump of the
card may be a whole 'nother issue. My use of photorec was to recover
pictures of my house burning down which were on a CF card which died
in such a way that no computer or operating system I possessed would
even acknowledge its existence.
A neighbour with whom we were staying post fire had a Dell PC running
Vista, which at least recognised the existence of the card, and I had
to install the cygwin tools to get dd. I tried booting the same
hardware from Knoppix and again the card couldn't be recognised - most
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