How to save information from bad HDD in linux?
I have a harddisk with important data and the disk speed is extremely slow with tons of slow/bad sectors which cannot be repaired. Some Linux distributions reach the timeout period of detecting HDD/Partition. I managed to get in the partition using Xfe tool (from booting Xiaopan OS) and it can mount the partition and I see the files/folders. It detects the right amount of data not detectable in Windows OS not even the partition size...
BUT this Xfe tool says the file system is read only even when I try chmod 777 on another folder which is on another HDD which doesn't have problems. I tried Linux Mint which cannot even load. It says at loading screen for hours. SuseLive won't mount the partition at all giving error possibly caused by timeout.
I have plenty of time to save the data just cannot find the appropriate method :(.
Norton Ghost needs like 200 days+ to make a backup image of the partition. The bad disk is with C and D partitions and the second partition is most important.