[kwlug-disc] Media errors on a USB disk

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Sun Oct 24 09:48:02 EDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Daniel Allen <dada.da at gmail.com> wrote:
> I saw a presentation from the company mentioned above, with the
> audience being IT workers at the University of Waterloo. The guy was
> very light on technical detail for a 45 minute talk, even when I asked
> why he wouldn't trust 'dd' for making a disk copy of a bad disk; all
> he could say was dd has confusing options leading to user error.
> ...which confused me :p

Which is why I don't use dd for that purpose, I use dd_rescue!  Fewer
confusing options, and won't fail on one bad block.

Cheers,

Eric



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