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Ok, so I'm a noob to this forum but I have basic experience in linux. My problem is quite complicated. I have a corrupt dd image of an old (dead) ...
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    Unhappy Corrupt dd hdd image help


    Ok, so I'm a noob to this forum but I have basic experience in linux. My problem is quite complicated. I have a corrupt dd image of an old (dead) hard drive that I am trying to mount (a single ntfs partition from) as a loopback to save any files I can. When attempting mounting as a loopback I get the error "NTFS signature is missing". I have tried using chkdsk to correct corruptions and other restoration methods, all which seem to lead me nowhere. Please help as I would like as much of my data out of this image as possible.

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    I'd try the Linux System Rescue CD. It is a Live Linux distro that allows you to run many hard disk diagnostics and tools. Of particular importance to you would be the tools ddrescue and TestDisk. Google them to see how to use them.

    I just used this CD recently on a damaged Windows hard drive.

    Good luck!

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