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didalee Feb 21, 2010 3:20 PM

Thanks again for the help- My unix is a bit rusty, but it's makiing sense! I'll get back to you WRT to my progress and the wireless issue. Doing some other work now under Windows

didalee Feb 21, 2010 3:22 PM

I'm using 8.0.15

JimC Feb 21, 2010 3:24 PM

Let me know what you see when you run the ddrescue command (copy and paste the results if you have a network connection). You may want to wait until we get a relatively error free copy of the card before you run photorec against the image file we're creating, too (in case we need to do something different to get a better copy).

But, it's showing up as a device, which is a very good sign (the card is not dead yet). ;-) I'm assuming that's the only thing you'd have plugged in that would show up that way (/dev/sdc appears to be a 4GB card).

JimC Feb 21, 2010 3:30 PM


Originally Posted by didalee (Post 1055226)
I'm using 8.0.15

That's fine. That's the latest stable release of Mepis 8.0 (updated with the latest patches not long ago).

Warren (the developer) is working very hard on a new version (SimplyMEPIS 8.5) which will be using a KDE 4.4 based desktop with some newer applications on it. But, it's not ready for "prime time" yet (it's at Beta 5 right now).

didalee Feb 21, 2010 4:15 PM

I clicked the windows partition, which opened it. Issued the commands, which did not work- kept getting a "no such file or directory message." I'll cut and paste the commands. Maybe I inserted a space where there should be none.

But before that, wanted to make sure the Windows partition s/b open when I'm in the Konsole

didalee Feb 21, 2010 4:16 PM

yes, dev/sdc is definitely the card

JimC Feb 21, 2010 4:31 PM

Make sure you followed all of the commands (entering root for the root password when prompted, pressing the enter key after each line).

cd /mnt/sda2

Here's where the spaces for that last command would be:

At that point, your prompt should also show you're in /mnt/sda2

Then, issue the command for ddrescue:

ddrescue /dev/sdc badcard.img badcard.log

Here's where the spaces for that last command would be:


JimC Feb 21, 2010 4:35 PM

If you've got a network connection, it's probably easier just to copy and paste each command versus trying to retype them

cd /mnt/sda2
ddrescue /dev/sdc badcard.img badcard.log

But, if that's giving you an error, just paste what you're getting into a forum post.

didalee Feb 21, 2010 4:37 PM

HI- yes, I'm pressing enter and spacing correctly. I'll try again, maybe the card is'nt seated right. . .What about the open Windows partition window?

didalee Feb 21, 2010 4:39 PM

after ddrescue command, get this:
cannot open input file: No such file or directory

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