[clug] HDD Recovery Services recommendations ?

Nemo Maelstrom Thorx clug at nemo.house.cx
Thu Mar 1 19:31:03 MST 2012

On 02 Mar (a Friday in 2012) around 1213 hours, Andrew Janke did utter:
> 4. If running Ubuntu/any late distro, turn off all the stuff to
> autodetect and mount drives (palimpsest, and friends).  I do recovery
> from a console only machine, no X, no automount, no GNOME jiggery
> pokery.

I would consider going as far as a distribution with effort put in to
ensure disks aren't meddled with. 

For eg, finnix is one of my favourites, and now has a forensics mode...
(see caveat at end of that page)

It also has dd_rescue, and likely enough other tools to get going with
too. Using an arguably unfamiliar distro (though finnix is debian based
fwiw) has it's own dangers of course...


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