How to copy data off an old IDE disk
asmith9983 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 21:10:44 GMT 2008
Another idea would be to get an external USB drive case from somewhere like
Maplin. Maybe buy two and along with a large new high capacity drive to copy
your old drive onto. Even if your old drive has an IDE problem, isolating it
along a USB cable will help. You can copy the raw data from the old drive
using "dd". Ubuntu will see the USB drives as /dev/sda & /dev/sdb if you
have two. This route is not going to cost you much.
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Andy Wardley wrote:
> Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> Can you boot from an Ubuntu live CD with the drive as master? Does the
>> machine have two IDE channels? Can you hook the drive up as master on the
>> 2nd i/f?
> Nope, just the one IDE channel. It's a small form all-in-one ASUS
> motherboard. I'm going to try the live CD now.
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