[clug] Recovering old CD-Rs

Simon Oxwell soxwell at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 18:38:07 MST 2015

Hi all,

I'm going through a bunch of old CD-R's (some of which would be about 15
years old) and ripping them to ISO's while I still can, using GNU ddrescue.

However, I'm having troubles with a couple of disks that obviously have
something burnt to them, but the CD-ROM (and DVD-ROM) drive isn't
recognizing them as valid media, as presumably the disk's header has become
corrupt. Any ideas as to how I might be able to read raw data from these


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