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Recover a dead hard drive using dd
Authored by: obiwan2u on Mar 07, '05 01:30:10AM
dgchichester asked:
How would you determine the UNIX path to the disk device?

The df command seems to list this info (see the left hand column, first row of data):


Filesystem    512-blocks      Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/disk0s5   120093120 108689400 10891720    91%    /
devfs                193       193        0   100%    /dev
But I'm not sure if this is the right device name. When I try and copy from it using dd, I get a "device busy" error.

Do I have to boot from a CDROM to make a disk image copy of my normal boot disk?

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