[kwlug-disc] One last desperate atempt - Recovering a microSD

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Jun 12 21:35:46 EDT 2010

Have you tried an advanced dd like gddrescue?  The "log" function is
good for stepping through a broken filesystem.

On Sat, 2010-06-12 at 16:50 -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> My son BlackBerry's MicroSD gave him an error and the BB asked "do you want me to repair it", he said yes, but still dead.
> I've been trying it to recover the data he had there (pictures and videos) but it cannot be mounted. The /var/log/messages syslog and kern.log
> Show this message
> [12526.295535] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Add. Sense: CIRC unrecovered error
> [12526.301019] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE,SUGGEST_OK
> [12526.301029] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] 
> dd does not even see /dev/sdc
> photorec recognizes /dev/sdc but assigns a weird geometry.
> Is there another way to recover data from this microSD or is it physically busted?
> Raul Suarez
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