copying a disk with ignoring errors

Christoph Kukulies kuku at
Tue Jan 12 09:12:15 UTC 2010

Allow me to continue this thread with a question about a method to erase 
a disk that has bad sectors.
I bought a 1TB hard disk and will do the recoverdisk job soon. Then the 
disk, a Seagate which is still under warranty
until 2013 as my local distributor told me, will go back and hopefully 
I'll be getting a replacement in a few weeks.

But before I'll giv back that disk I would like to erase the disk 

Now, is the a way to do that in the opposite direction? Would

dd noerror

do that?

Christoph Kukulies schrieb:
> Thanks to all.
> recoverdisk
> was the one, indeed. phk was the original author. And that was the one 
> that already helped me once.
> Maybe I could have searched the archives  also and would have been 
> able to find that previous message a couple of years ago.
> I also found by searching archives, that ffsrecov, now ffs2recov, 
> might be a tool for partially recovering a disk.
> -- 
> Christoph
> Mike Tancsa schrieb:
>> At 08:30 PM 1/5/2010, Polytropon wrote:
>>>         recoverdisk
>> This one worked for me to recover my mum's borked Windows XP HD. It 
>> was able to recover enough, that I only needed to find one missing 
>> dll.  Prior to that, it wouldnt even boot up getting stuck on the 
>> failing parts of the disk.
>>         ---Mike

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