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post #31 of 67
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Knoppix was able to mount and read the drive. I'm evacuating as much data as possible as we speak.
post #32 of 67
Good deal. That Knoppix can be a real lifesaver.
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Damn straight. I managed to save about 95% of my stuff. Thank you so very much. You're a lifesaver.
post #34 of 67
So what about the other 5%? Don't give up now when you so close.

And keep that Knoppix disk handy. You never know when you might need it again. I keep a couple on my work bench and desk and a couple in my laptop bag.
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post #35 of 67
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
So what about the other 5%? Don't give up now when you so close.
It was a backup drive. There's a fair portion of what's on it on other drives as well, so I ignored most of that. A few things are no longer applicable or wanted, ect. That 5% isn't a loss I'll spend more than a 20 seconds agonizing over.

Anyway, that 5% was actually damaged. Even Knoppix couldn't read it.

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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
And keep that Knoppix disk handy. You never know when you might need it again. I keep a couple on my work bench and desk and a couple in my laptop bag.
Damn straight I will. Seems like one hell of a nice tool. Thanks!
post #36 of 67
Okay, when you get all of it that you want and can get off of it run GParted from Knoppix and delete the partition (or partitions) on that drive, then start windows and re-initialize it. Download GSmartControl and run the long test on the drive to make sure it passes, then do a LONG format on it and assign it a drive letter. Say a few prayers and hope for the best.
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post #37 of 67
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Where is GParted?

I was just thinking I should format the drive and ask WD for a replacement.

Edit: I tried deleting the partition with the DiskUtility, but I get this error:


Error erasing: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_del_partition: device_file=/dev/sda, offset=1048576
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=2000398934016)
MSDOS_MAGIC found
found partition type 0xee => protective MBR for GPT
Exiting MS-DOS parser
Entering EFI GPT parser
GPT magic found
partition_entry_lba=2
num_entries=128
size_of_entry=128
Leaving EFI GPT parser
EFI GPT partition table detected
got it
Error: Input/output error during read on /dev/sda
Error: The backup GPT table is corrupt, but the primary appears OK, so that will be used.
got disk
got partition - part->type=4
refusing to delete a protected partition
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/8/11 at 12:21pm
post #38 of 67
GParted should be in the Preferences in Knoppix. That's where I found it on mine, but it's ver 6.21. Yours is probably newer and might be different. I don't have the latest one yet (it's downloading now).
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post #39 of 67
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That is indeed where it is. I should have opened my eyes a little more. =/

Edit: It doesn't seem like GParted can read the disk. It's been 'Scanning All Devices' for ten minutes now, and no change.

Edit edit: 16 minutes, and it's just found 1.82 TB of unallocated space. Cool.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/8/11 at 1:03pm
post #40 of 67
You haven't been using Knoppix as long as I have. Once you get used to it a bit better you'll find it easier to find things. Most people wouldn't think of looking in preferences and would look in System Tools for it.

With all of the problems that drive has been giving you I don't doubt that it took it awhile to recognize it fully. That's one of the benefits of Linux. When Windows would error out, freeze up, or just give up Linux will normally keep trying until it gets the job done. It might take awhile, but it will find a way past all of the crap that Windows has done to the drive and allow you to fix it. The Ultimate Boot CD is also good about doing that. It has a bunch of individual diagnostic and maintenance tools and apps including recovery apps. It's another disk that should be in everyone's arsenal.
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