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I'm trying to recover my Western Digtal 500GB hd (connected through IDE), I've already succesfully recoverd 80GB with copyr.dma (didn't have a bigger IDE drive laying around). and want to ...
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    [Data Recovery] no /dev/hda


    I'm trying to recover my Western Digtal 500GB hd (connected through IDE), I've already succesfully recoverd 80GB with copyr.dma (didn't have a bigger IDE drive laying around).

    and want to do the rest of the drive with GNU ddrescue.

    I use the Parted Magic live cd to do this.

    The problem is that I can't find my HD, although it is listed when I look in the Hardware info app.

    How can I access it as /dev/hda or /dev/sda or whatever it wants?

    Thanks.

    (Programs like Copyr.dma, Mediatools, hdclone all recognize the drive, but not the parted magic linux live cd.)

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute fdisk -l command in Terminal of PartedMagic. Does it list HD? Post output here.
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    Here's the output:

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    disk /dev/sdb 500.1 GB
    lots of drive info....
    Disk identifier: 0x00510051

    disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table.
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    I've checked, /dev/sdb is my usb drive.
    So nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabakkie View Post
    Here's the output:

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    disk /dev/sdb 500.1 GB
    lots of drive info....
    Disk identifier: 0x00510051

    disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    I've checked, /dev/sdb is my usb drive.
    So nothing else.
    Have you tried testdisk to recover/fix partition table? Its available in PartedMagic LiveCD and works really well.
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    testdisk doesn't list the drive either.

    only the external target drive.

    Would it make any difference if I connect it trough SATA?


    Here's a screenshow of hardware info:

    img260 . imageshack . us/img260/2539/screenshotgp.png

    (remove the spaces from the url)
    Last edited by tabakkie; 03-28-2010 at 11:35 AM. Reason: added screenshot

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    Try to connect it through SATA. Testdisk script recover partition table very well and it will certainly fix your problem.
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    connecting it through SATA doesn't help.

    stil can't access the drive.

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    disk /dev/sdb 500.1 GB
    lots of drive info....
    Disk identifier: 0x00510051
    fdisk -l is detecting it correctly. When you execute testdisk command in PartedMagic Terminal, what does it display? Does it recognize /dev/sdb and give option to scan partition table?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    fdisk -l is detecting it correctly. When you execute testdisk command in PartedMagic Terminal, what does it display? Does it recognize /dev/sdb and give option to scan partition table?
    fdisk is not detecting the faulty drive, only my USB drive, the same goes for testdisk.

    So yes, testdisk recognizes /dev/sdb, but that's not the drive I want to copy.

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    fdisk is not detecting the faulty drive, only my USB drive, the same goes for testdisk.
    If fdisk is not recognize it then none of the tool available in PartedMagic will recognize it.
    Which version of PartedMagic are you using? Post the output of uname -a command here.
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