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  • Title: Ubuntu Rescue Remix | The Rescue Remix provides a Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu
    Descriptive info: .. Ubuntu Rescue Remix.. The Rescue Remix provides a Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu.. About.. News.. Software.. Screenshots.. Forums.. Documentation.. Donate.. Case Studies.. Developers blog.. Download.. Navigation.. Recent Discussions.. Taking requests.. 1 year 43 weeks.. ago.. andrew.. Resolved a few issues.. Metapackage and Grub2.. 1 year 49 weeks.. ddrescue gone wrong.. :(.. techead.. usb-creator damage.. 2 years 4 weeks.. baskak.. Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix is one of ten essential Linux Admin Tools.. odd issue with drive back up.. 2 years 5 weeks.. gringobonk.. Help Booting Live Disk.. Eblyn.. Error Booting from CD.. Vince SuperTramp.. Concerned About Canadian Copyright Reform?.. Search.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix is a GNU/Linux live system which runs from CD or USB flash device.. It provides the data recovery specialist with a command-line interface environment equipped with the best free-libre, open source data recovery and forensics tools available.. Version 12.. 04.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 10:51.. 04 (Precise Pangolin) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix provides a robust yet lean system for data recovery and forensics.. No graphical interface is used; the live system can boot and function normally on machines with very little memory or processor power.. Following Ubuntu's six-month release schedule, all the software is up-to-date, stable and supported.. Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newest versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit, Gnu-fdisk and Clamav.. This release features.. ddrutility.. , a new tool written by.. Scott Dwyer.. to identify files affected by unrecoverable blocks on a disk image.. Download the Rescue-Remix here:.. Read more.. Version 11.. 10.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:14.. Ubuntu Planet.. 10 (Oneiric Ocelot) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. Using the Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix metapackage, you can install the toolkit on any Ubuntu system as well.. You can include it on your Ubuntu Desktop live USB with persistent data.. *** Download the live CD/USB ***.. The live Remix provides a full shell environment.. You can download it here:.. Case Study: Unformattable drive.. Submitted by andrew on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 10:38.. Summary: Windows XP cannot install on a computer running a non-windows operating system.. Details: During the installation procedure, the drive's partition table is accessible and modifiable, but the newly installed Windows XP operating system does not boot.. The problem is that the former operating system's bootloader is installed on the MBR and the XP installation disc assumes that standard DOS boot code is present, simply marking the XP partition as bootable and assuming the bios will start Windows when the machine powers on.. In this case, the BIOS executes the boot code which looks for the previous operating system.. The solution is to either write a DOS MBR to the first 440 bytes of the drive, or completely erase the first 512 bytes which will wipe out the MBR and partition table.. Windows will assume the drive is blank and properly install an MBR on it.. cat /proc/partitions.. This will list the partitions present on the computer.. Find the appropriate device.. Here, let's assume it's sda.. *USE THE CORRECT DEVICE* or you will delete the partition table on  ...   19:22.. 10 (Maverick Meerkat) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. Same toolkit - updated infrastructure.. This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk.. org/files/URR/iso/ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-10.. 2bde4144c02178bdb3f19fb686616783 ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-10.. Canadian Copyright Reform may jeopardize Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 07:47.. The Canadian minority Conservative Government has introduced new copyright legislation that would seem to legalize activities commonly engaged in by thousands of Canadians — such as copying a CD.. But the key provision to this bill is the criminalization of the breaking of digital locks placed on gadgets and media, no matter how trivial.. This provision negates any of the seemingly positive aspects of the bill.. So while the bill specifically mentions that making backups of the songs or movies you have purchased is OK, that recording televisions shows for later viewing is OK, or that ripping and burning copyrighted content for the use of parody or satire is OK, if the publisher decides to put a copy-protection method in place, you will be guilty of breaking the law of you do any of the activities I just mentioned!.. Read the CBC story here.. In short, if a publisher decides to put a digital lock on any content, you, the consumer, have no rights to use the content as you wish (no matter that the other clauses of this bill say you do!).. 4 comments.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 14:34.. 04 (Lucid Lynx) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. Packages new to the Rescue Remix include aoetools, array-info, ext3-grep, gptsync, kpartx, and scrounge-ntfs.. org/files/URR/iso/ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-04.. MD5SUM: 2fce54ac4825aa305f1b68b61d2cb405 ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-04.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:40.. Hello everybody.. I will begin working on the Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix alpha release next week.. Please make any requests for packages or features before the 25th so that I can try to get them into the next release.. That means if you are fond of a particular data recovery or forensics application that is not already included in the Rescue-Remix, speak up!.. Cheers!.. Andrew.. 21 comments.. This will only hurt a little.. Submitted by andrew on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 14:03.. I set up some spam filters to repress some (actually, a few hundred) spam posts in the past week.. Please bear with me if you have tried to post a forum topic or Case study and it was been marked as spam.. I am truly sorry for the hassle.. I will adjust the spam filters to minimize the inconvenience.. Thanks.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. next ›.. last ».. On Hiatus.. I am officially on hiatus and will not be providing support for the Rescue Remix in the future.. If you would like to continue the project, please contact me.. Thanks very much to everyone who has worked with me over the years.. about how to make a bootable cd.. more.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix is not approved, sponsored, or affiliated with Ubuntu.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix is an itch that was scratched by.. Andrew Zajac.. Unless otherwise specified, this page's content is under a.. Attribution-Share Alike 3.. 0.. license..

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  • Title: Free Data Recovery software | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: User login.. Username:.. *.. Password:.. Request new password.. Home.. Free Data Recovery software.. View.. Revisions.. Submitted by andrew on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 11:44.. What is it?.. The Rescue Remix is an.. Ubuntu-based.. linux operating system that runs from a cd.. Booting from a.. live.. cd does not require that your computer's hard drive be used.. The Remix contains the very best free and open source data recovery and forensics software currently available.. What is Free-Libre Open Source software?.. Free-Libre Open source software is computer software whose source code is available under a license that permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form.. That license gives the end user the right to use it freely for private or commercial use.. When distributing modified FLOSS, you must pass on the modified source code.. This protects the developer's work from unfair exploitation by others, while allowing the source code to be released to the community.. FLOSS is often developed in a public, collaborative manner.. In contrast to FLOSS,.. freeware.. is not the same thing.. The free in free-libre stands for the freedom to use the software and to be able to modify and redistribute it.. Those freedoms allow people to collaborate and improve the software.. Freeware.. , however, does not protect those rights and so it typically is not software of as high quality.. FLOSS licensing means that the software will always be free.. makes no such promise, in fact freeware applications usually do not stay free of cost for long.. The FLOSS business model is one of services and support.. For example, the most popular web server on the internet is.. Apache.. and it is free-libre open source  ...   the Rescue Remix.. To get easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions to help solve your data-recovery problems, feel free to use the.. Data Recovery Forum.. It's really free?.. You are legally entitled to obtain and use this software for any purpose.. You are entitled to share this software with anyone.. To redistribute the software, you must make it available under the same conditions under which you have obtained it.. There is no other version of this software.. The free version has 100 per cent functionality, unlike most of the other free (demo-only) data recovery software.. Well, how can it be free? What's the incentive for writing free software?.. Software developers can take existing free and open software, extend it and make it do new and interesting things, and then pass it on.. The incentive for doing this is that people will pay for the service of having new code written or simply having the software perform a task.. For example, data recovery is a service, not a product.. It makes more sense to charge clients for the service of recovering their data than to charge for the data recovery product.. Just like there is more value in paying my barber to cut my hair than to buy scissors and ask my spouse to do it.. I could change my car's oil myself, too, but I pay someone else to provide that service because there is greater value to me in doing that.. Who put this together?.. Each individual software application has it's own development team of people.. The Rescue Remix is a project supported by:.. Andrew Zajac.. https://launchpad.. net/~arzajac.. http://ubuntuforums.. org/member.. php?u=844.. http://andrewzajac.. ca/.. If you are able to help out, you are welcome to join the Rescue-Remix team!..

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  • Title: Ubuntu Rescue Remix | The Rescue Remix provides a Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu
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  • Title: Software | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Submitted by andrew on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 11:38.. This is some of the software that is included with Ubuntu-Rescue-remix:.. Filesystem tools:.. Disk tools:.. Other tools:.. dosfstools.. ntfsprogs.. ntfs-3g.. xfsprogs.. reiser4progs.. reiserfsprogs.. jfsutils.. hfsutils.. hsfplus.. gphotofs.. Parted.. Partimage.. Testdisk.. dares.. usbmount.. mdadm.. chntpw.. smartmontools.. sshfs (**).. open-iscsi (**).. Photorec.. Foremost.. Gnu ddrescue.. Sleuthkit.. Autopsy.. mc (Midnight Commander).. cdw.. dvd+rw-tools.. afflib.. magicrescue.. bc.. jhead.. scalpel..  ...   or a cheat sheet.. To install these packages:.. Add this software source to your package manager repositories:.. deb.. http://ppa.. launchpad.. net/arzajac/ubuntu.. hardy main.. and install the.. ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools.. metapackage.. Alternatively, you can run:.. sudo sudo apt-get install dosfstools ntfsprogs ntfs-3g xfsprogs reiser4progs reiserfsprogs jfsutils hfsutils hfsplus convertfs gphotofs parted partimage testdisk dares usbmount mdadm chntpw foremost gddrescue sleuthkit autopsy mc cdw dvd+rw-tools afflib magicrescue..

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  • Title: Screenshots | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Cheat Sheet.. Submitted by andrew on Mon, 10/22/2007 - 06:23.. The cheat sheet contains helpful examples of how to use the data recovery software.. It is found in /root/CheatSheet.. txt and can be viewed by running:.. cat /root/CheatSheet.. txt | less.. The source for the Cheat Sheet is this Ubuntu wiki page:.. https://help.. ubuntu.. com/community/DataRecovery.. Midnight Commander.. Submitted by andrew on Mon, 10/22/2007 - 06:21.. Midnight Commander is an excellent file manager as  ...   view a file or F4 to edit a file.. Gnu ddrescue manpage.. Submitted by andrew on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 13:06.. Gnue ddrescue is a powerful tool for rescuing data from a failed device.. Booting.. Submitted by andrew on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 13:05.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix boots into the command line.. Burning cd with cdw.. Submitted by andrew on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 13:03.. You can use cdw to burn your recovered files to cd..

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  • Title: Forums | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Login.. to post a new forum topic.. Forum.. Topics.. Posts.. Last post.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix Development.. Discuss development here.. 35.. 122.. 2 years 37 weeks ago.. by andrew.. Data Recovery forum.. Discuss data recovery techniques here.. 104.. 466.. 2 years 18 weeks ago.. Bugs.. Please report any bugs here.. 14.. 51.. 3 years 1 week ago..

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  • Title: Documentation | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Submitted by andrew on Sun, 10/07/2007 - 21:10.. Use of the data recovery software included in Ubuntu-rescue-remix is detailed.. here.. :.. http://help.. As of version 8.. 04Alpha.. , a shortened version of that page is found on the cd as a file named CheatSheet.. txt.. The cheat sheet is part of the ubuntu-rescue-remix metapackage and can  ...   using the instructions found here:.. com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch.. Repair NTFS Boot Sector.. Bad Blocks HowTo, by Bruce Allen.. Disk drive recovery: ddrescue, dd_rescue, dd_rhelp, by John Gilmore.. HOWTO recover deleted files on an ext3 file system.. Measuring and Improving the Quality of File Carving Methods.. ReiserFS undelete.. Using the command line.. Repair NTFS Boot Sector ›.. Printer-friendly version..

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  • Title: Donations | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Donations.. Submitted by andrew on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:31.. In the four years that I have developed the Rescue Remix, I have never asked for donations.. Many users have expressed their appreciation for the Rescue Remix to me and that is more than enough - for me.. However, there are two organizations that are dear to me and deserve financial support.. For the month of November, I will be asking for donations on this site.. If you want to express your gratitude for the Rescue Remix in a financial way, please consider donating to the following causes:.. Kingston Animal Rescue.. (Click to donate!).. Founded in 2010, Kingston Animal Rescue is a non-profit volunteer-run, “no-kill” animal rescue group.. We rescue and find forever homes for animals  ...   into the care of one of our loving foster homes.. As a “no-kill” rescue, our animals stay in foster homes until they are adopted.. We also work to educate the public on the proper care and treatment of animals as well as the pet overpopulation crisis and the importance of spaying/neutering and adoption.. ---.. Movember.. Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes - specifically prostate cancer.. Funds raised through the Movember campaign go to Movember Canada, a national, not for profit organization (Charity Registration No – BN848215604 RR0001).. Thanks!..

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  • Title: Case Studies | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Case studies are user-submitted accounts of data recovery experiences using Free/Libre, Open Source software.. They are meant to be an objective description of a data recovery task.. That's it.. You have removed the MBR and partition table.. You may also try installing an MBR onto the drive.. The Syslinux package contains an MBR.. bin file that can be written to the begining of the drive.. sudo apt-get install syslinux.. cd /usr/lib/syslinux/.. cd dd bs=440 count=1 if=mbr.. bin of=/dev/sda.. If you are writing the mbr to an image file, use the following.. cd dd conv=notrunc bs=440 count=1 if=mbr.. bin of=/media/disk/image.. where the image file is a file on a drive mounted at /media/disk.. Discussion:.. This is an old problem and the issue has been addressed in newer versions of Windows.. However, this is still a common phenomenon as people tinker with older computers and try different operating systems.. Older versions of Windows are unaware of the possibility of two or more operating systems running on the same machine and in this case results in the owner believing that there is something physically wrong with the drive.. Case Study: Repair Mac filesystem.. Submitted by andrew on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 13:33.. ----Synopsis----.. A hard disk from a Macintosh computer failed resulting in a white screen at boot time.. The owners were told that the drive was damaged and it was replaced.. The faulty drive was imaged, the hfsplus boot block was repaired using the alternate boot block and the filesystem was repaired, allowing for the recovery of all of the owners personal data.. ----Imaging----.. The 2.. 5 inch hard disk was connected to a power supply and a USB to SATA interface which was then connected to a computer running Ubuntu linux.. $tail -f /var/log/messages.. The view of the /var/log/messages showed numerous read errors as the drive was being recognized by the kernel.. After several attempts at power cycling the drive, it was recognized in /proc/partitions as the correct devices (/dev/sdc /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdc2).. Imaging of /dev/sdc2 was started several times, but the drive failed after a few moments.. The imaging of the entire drive (/dev/sda) was started and much more data was recovered in the first few hours.. The output was at an average speed of 12 MB/s.. $sudo ddrescue -v /dev/sdc image log.. The drive powered off intermittently over the first 8 hours of imaging.. Recovery was restarted in reverse and using direct disk access, resulting is a much slower rate of 368 Kb/s.. sudo ddrescue -vRDd -r 99 /dev/sdc image log.. However, the drive sustained this without powering off over the remaining recovery.. Most of the 120 gigs were recovered in the first five days of recovery.. About 50 Mb of the remaining 800 Mb to be imaged were recovered over two more subsequent days.. Only about 750 Kb of the total 120 Gigs were unrecovered.. ----Partition table----.. The partition table on the image was intact.. $sudo parted image unit b print.. Model: (file).. Disk /media/disk-1/doug1/image: 120034123776B.. Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B.. Partition Table: gpt.. Number Start End Size File system Name Flags.. 1 20480B 209735679B 209715200B fat32 EFI System Partition boot.. 2 209735680B 119899885567B 119690149888B Apple_HFS_Untitled_1.. The filesystem was not mountable.. $ sudo mount -o loop,offset=209735680 image mnt/.. mount: you must specify the filesystem type.. $ sudo mount -o loop,offset=209735680 image mnt/ -t hfsplus.. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,.. missing codepage or helper program, or other error.. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try.. dmesg | tail or so.. -----Filesystem Repair----.. The image was backed up and all work was performed on the copy.. Testdisk was run on the image:.. $ sudo testdisk image.. The advanced filesystem utilities were used and the Volume Header (superblock) was found to be bad.. Volume header.. Bad.. Backup volume header.. HFS+ OK.. Sectors are not identical.. [ Quit ] [Backup BS] [ Dump ].. Return to Advanced menu.. The backup Boot Sector was used to correct the problem.. Testdisk was then quit and the filesystem was mounted.. $sudo mount -o loop,offset=209735680 image mnt/ -t hfsplus.. $ ls mnt.. ls: reading directory mnt: Input/output error.. Applications bin Desktop DB dev eBookUSBDriver 2.. pkg eBookUSBDriver 4.. pkg eBookUSBDriver.. tar etc mach.. automount cores Desktop DF Developer eBookUSBDriver 3.. pkg EndNote X1 Library mach.. sym.. The /home folder was absent.. The image was unmounted and the loop device was associated with the partition on the image:.. sudo losetup /dev/loop0 image -o 209735680.. The filesystem was repaired using fsck from the.. hfsprogs.. package:.. $ sudo fsck.. hfsplus -f /dev/loop0.. ** /dev/loop0.. ** Checking HFS Plus volume.. ** Checking Extents Overflow file.. ** Checking Catalog file.. Invalid node structure.. (4, 15221).. ** Rebuilding Catalog B-tree.. ** The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired.. hfsplus -fy /dev/loop0.. Invalid key length.. (4, 15446).. (4, 15449).. (4, 15488).. (4, 26487).. (4, 27098).. (4, 27645).. (4, 27648).. ** Rechecking volume.. Missing thread record (id = 16).. Missing thread record (id = 547002).. Missing thread record (id = 1112972).. Missing thread record (id = 1112980).. Missing thread record (id = 1113016).. Missing thread record (id = 1113031).. Missing thread record (id = 1113360).. Missing thread record (id = 1113615).. Missing thread record (id = 1114428).. Incorrect number of thread records.. (4, 216).. ** Checking multi-linked files.. ** Checking Catalog hierarchy.. Invalid directory item count.. (It should be 27 instead of 43).. Invalid volume directory count.. (It should be 92432 instead of 131923).. Invalid volume file count.. (It should be 417731 instead of 529038).. ** Checking Extended Attributes file.. ** Checking volume bitmap.. Volume Bit Map needs minor repair.. ** Checking volume information.. Invalid volume free block count.. (It should be 23031363 instead of 23403608).. Volume Header needs minor repair.. (2, 0).. ** Repairing volume.. Missing directory record (id = 1114428).. Missing directory record (id = 1113615).. Missing directory record (id = 1113360).. Missing directory record (id = 1113031).. Missing directory record (id = 1113016).. Missing directory record (id = 1112980).. Missing directory record (id = 1112972).. Missing directory record (id = 547002).. Missing directory record (id = 16).. ** Look for missing items in lost+found directory.. (It should be 0 instead of 16).. (It should be 0 instead of 1).. (It should be 24 instead of 27).. (It should be 0 instead of 4).. (It should be 56 instead of 85).. (It should be 529041 instead of 529038).. ** The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired after 3 attempts.. $sudo fsck.. hfsplus -r /dev/loop0.. (4, 208).. The filesystem was mounted and the pertinent files were recovered from the lost+found directory.. The owners of the drive report that 100 per cent of their data was recovered.. $ sudo mount /dev/loop0 mnt/.. $ ls -sh1t mnt/.. total 784K.. 0 lost+found.. 0 Applications.. 0K mach.. 604K mach.. 0 bin.. 20K Desktop DB.. 52K Desktop DF.. 0 Library.. 0 Developer.. 100K eBookUSBDriver.. tar.. 0 automount.. 0K etc.. 0 EndNote X1.. 0 cores.. 0 dev.. 0 eBookUSBDriver 2.. pkg.. 0 eBookUSBDriver 3.. 0 eBookUSBDriver 4.. 0 eBookUSBDriver.. $ ls mnt/lost+found/547057/iPhoto\ Library/Originals/.. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009.. ----Kernel HFSPlus driver bug?----.. The accessing of certain files within the repaired filesystem caused the loop device to hang.. Subsequent attempts to access the loop device including attempts to detach it resulted in unkillable hung processes.. Subsequent loop devices were attached to the image, though, and the data was copied with care to avoid the files which caused this problem.. Bug Report:.. Process hangs when accessing some files in repaired hfsplus filesystem.. ----Add your case!----.. Do you have an interesting Data Recovery experience using Free/libre tools?.. Log in.. or.. register.. and add it to the list of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix.. org case studies.. Case Study: Recover Pages documents from failed Macbook.. Submitted by andrew on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 11:07.. A Macbook became unbootable and the owner contacted a telephone support system.. After being guided over the phone in trying to repair the filesystem and resolve the problem, the owner was told that the Hard Disk needed to be reformatted and the OS reinstalled.. The owner needed several Pages documents to be recovered before the drive was to be wiped.. The drive was imaged and the laptop returned to the owner.. The owner used a proprietary program, DiskWarrior, to repair the filesystem, but the Macbook was still unbootable.. The /home folder was restored and the Pages documents were found and backed up.. Subsequently, the OS was reinstalled.. Data recovery was attempted on the image using Ubuntu-rescue-remix and the same level of success was ultimately achieved.. The Macbook was plugged in and Ubuntu-rescue-remix was booted from DVD by inserting the disk and pressing "c" while the power button was pressed.. An external drive was connected via USB and mounted.. The internal drive was imaged using GNU ddrescue.. cd /media/disk-1/.. sudo ddrescue /dev/sda image log.. The drive was imaged without any errors.. ----Initial State of the filesystem----.. GNU Parted was used to display the partition table:.. 2 209735680B 119899885567B 119690149888B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_1.. The HFSPlus partition is found at 209735680 bytes.. It was mounted as a loop device:.. $mkdir mnt.. $sudo mount -o loop,offset=209735680 image mnt.. Listing of the contents of the filesystem revealed only a few folders.. Notably absent was the /home folder containing all the owner's data.. The filesystem was unmounted.. $sudo umount mnt.. ----File Carving----.. File carving was attempted using Photorec.. It is important to note the characteristics of Pages files.. ".. Pages.. is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool.. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.. Pages files are not files.. Pages documents are folders.. Each folder named "filename.. pages" contains an gzipped XML file (index.. xml.. gz) which contains all of the contents and layout information.. Additionally it contains a Contents, Quicklook and Thumbs folders.. The Contents folder contains a file named "PkgInfo" which presumable contains the Pages version format information.. The Quicklook folder contains a jpg files which is an image of the first page of the document.. The Thumbs folder contains tiff images of the document.. None of the data from any of the Pages documents was found using file carving.. Only two jpegs were found which were assumed to be from Quicklook Pages folders.. In light of this, the owner was told that it was likely that the data was lost due to the corruption and subsequent repair attempts.. The owner decided to try DiskWarrior which was able to repair the filesystem enough to allow the Pages documents to be recovered.. In light of that success, Free-Libre tools were used on the image to try to achieve the same results.. ----Filesystem Repair-----.. Ubuntu-rescue-remix provides the "hfsplus" package which in turn provides the hpfsck tool.. The "hfsprogs" package provides a better tool:.. "Apple provides mkfs and fsck for HFS+ with the Unix core of their operating system, Darwin.. This package is a port of Apple's tools for HFS+ filesystems.. The image was backed  ...   00 00 00 00 00 05 03 24 00 42 00 6f 00 |.. $.. B.. o.. 000002e0 6f 00 74 00 00 00 00 00 50 00 00 00 90 00 00 00 |o.. t.. P.. 000002f0 00 00 18 00 00 00 03 00 74 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 |.. 00000300 01 00 04 80 48 00 00 00 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. d.. 00000310 14 00 00 00 02 00 34 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 14 00 |.. 4.. 00000320 89 00 12 00 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 05 12 00 00 00 |.. 00000330 00 00 18 00 89 00 12 00 01 02 00 00 00 00 00 05 |.. 00000340 20 00 00 00 20 02 00 00 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 05 |.. 00000350 15 00 00 00 52 aa c8 68 9e ab 9d 61 07 e5 3b 2b |.. 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F.. 00000740 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 ea 68 74 00 00 00 |H.. ht.. 00000750 00 70 ea 68 74 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. 00000760 24 00 42 00 61 00 64 00 04 a7 8e 46 07 00 00 00 |$.. 00000770 ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00 20 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. 00000780 80 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 02 00 |.. 00000790 00 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 50 00 00 00 |.. 000007a0 01 04 40 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. 000007b0 a6 8e 46 07 00 00 00 00 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. 000007c0 00 70 ea 68 74 00 00 00 00 70 ea 68 74 00 00 00 |.. 000007d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 24 00 42 00 61 00 64 00 |.. 000007e0 04 a7 8e 46 07 00 00 00 ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00 |.. 000007f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 |.. 00000800.. (Alternatively, hd could have been used:.. $ hd -v -n 4096 -s 0xC7D56A00 image).. The zeroed-out block begins at 0x00000400 and there was almost nothing but zeros there anyway according to the repeating pattern of blocks.. The filesystem on the image was then mounted:.. $ mkdir mnt.. $ sudo mount -o loop,offset=131420160 image mnt.. And an inventory of the filesystem was made:.. $ ls -sh1tR mnt/ >filelist 2>errlist.. The files were then copied to another drive and there was no loss of data.. ----Alternative----.. It's possible to mount the filesystem on the device without imaging it.. (Assuming the device is /dev/sdc).. sudo losetup -r -o 131420160 /dev/loop0 /dev/sdc.. mkdir mnt.. sudo mount /dev/loop0 mnt.. and then to safely unmount it:.. sudo umount /dev/loop0.. sudo losetup -d /dev/loop0.. Case Study: Recover deleted.. docx file.. Submitted by andrew on Fri, 04/11/2008 - 07:59.. Summary: A deleted Office Open Document XML (.. DOCX) file was recovered from a USB drive.. Methods: The drive was imaged using GNU ddrescue and the file was found and recovered two different ways.. Photorec was used to data carve the file and Sleuthkit was used to recover the file from the filesystem.. Details:.. $ mkdir recovery.. $ cd recovery.. The drive was imaged:.. $ sudo ddrescue /dev/sdc1 loopfile log.. Photorec was run on the image and the file was recovered as a zip file.. $ photorec loopfile.. Alternatively, the deleted files were listed using fls:.. $ fls loopfile -r -f fat -i raw.. r/r 3: test (Volume Label Entry).. r/r * 5: sample.. docx.. r/r * 7: sample.. pptx.. r/r * 9: sample.. xlsx.. The.. docx file was recovered using icat:.. $ icat -r -f fat -i raw loopfile 5 > sample.. DOCX (.. docx, Office Open XML) documents are zip file types and can be recovered using methods used to recover.. zip files.. Add your Case!.. and add it to the list of case studies.. Index of Case Studies..

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  • Title: andrew's blog | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: andrew's blog.. Create a bootable USB drive from Windows.. Submitted by andrew on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 09:36.. Lance from pendrivelinux.. com has created a tool for Windows users to put Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix onto a USB flash drive.. To create a Live USB Rescue Remix system without it, Windows-only users need do some extra work and download both the Desktop CD and the Rescue Remix to run the Desktop CDs USB creator.. This saves some users a lot of time and effort.. The instructions are found.. here at pendrivelinux.. com.. Thanks Lance!.. 6 comments.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 14:10.. Thanks to everyone who help bring a few issues to my attention.. Namely, the fact that the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools metapackage included a dependency that could not be resolved and that the iso image would not work properly when using GRUB2 to boot it.. The iso image still worked fine with the regular USB creator, though.. To install the ubuntu-rescue-remix metapackage on any Ubuntu system (including live USB systems), add the following software source:.. net/arzajac/ppa/ubuntu.. karmic main.. Then authenticate this software source by runing the following command:.. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.. com --recv-keys BDFD6D77.. Then, install the "ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools" package.. This can be done on a live USB Ubuntu desktop.. So you can have a full data recovery toolkit on top of your regular Ubuntu graphical interface (GUI).. That's because if you create your USB live system with persistent data, you can install packages and they will still be there the next time you boot the USB drive.. Step 1, create a live USB system:.. 10 comments.. I apologize for any inconvenience - (Fixed!).. Submitted by andrew on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 10:56.. Edit: These issues have been fixed!.. Several Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix issues have been brought to my attention.. Firstly, I accidentally reverted a change and afflib is again a dependency of the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools package.. This is a problem since afflib is not present in Karmic.. If you try to install the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools package in karmic the package won't install because the dependencies are not resolvable.. I uploaded the fix and the package is being built.. Here are the links to the build status:.. i386 version.. Build status.. [NEEDSBUILD] Needs building.. * Start 2009-11-06 (2520).. (Amd64  ...   following the expiry of the warranty, my XO's keyboard failed.. I put it on the shelf, not wanting to spend any money to fix it.. Only recently have I discovered a fix for the.. "Sticky Keys".. problem.. The problem is that some keys such as the left ALT or Control key get stuck and cause the desktop and keyboard to behave funny.. The fix involves using thin strips of electrical tape to compensate for the lack of electrical insulation under the keypad.. But the photo on the official site does not show the correct layer of the keyboard stripped away:.. Stuck Keys (wrong):.. http://wiki.. laptop.. org/go/Image:Stuck_keys_fix.. jpg.. The photos on this blog show the proper result (Two layers of membrane need to be pulled back):.. http://sparkyxo.. blogspot.. com/2008/08/sparky-gets-keyboard-fix.. html.. Proper Fix:.. So, It's like I just got it again! With an updated and fixed XO, I found.. this page.. and installed Ubuntu on a 2 Gig SD card and it runs perfectly.. Next, I installed the Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-Tools metapackage from the Intrepid PPA Repository (deb.. intrepid main) and started recovering data.. For CPU and memory intensive tasks such as writing big files to an NTFS filesystem, or file-carving, it's slow.. But not unreasonably so.. For imaging faulty drives, it's on par with any other system.. You can image roughly one Gig per minute using two external USB-connected drives (one source and one destination).. The limiting factor in how long it takes to image a drive is related to hard disk performance and not CPU power.. The very small electrical requirements of this machine are ideal for use with a UPS.. In case of a power failure, you don't want your last-chance recovery effort to be ended by running out of power.. I will be testing how long this setup can run off my UPS.. Contextual advertising on the website: How to pay the bills for Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix.. org bandwidth.. Submitted by andrew on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 12:40.. I've switched from Google ads to.. Ad Bard.. The setup could not have been easier and the performance seems to be top notch.. I think the content of the ads will be.. much more interesting.. to Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix.. org users than some of the Google ads.. 1 comment..

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  • Title: Download | Ubuntu Rescue Remix
    Descriptive info: Version 9.. Submitted by andrew on Fri, 10/30/2009 - 07:19.. 10 (Karmic Koala) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue version 1.. 11, Photorec, LVM2, and GNU-Fdisk.. ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.. (2009/11/05).. 0e7a1486e757df5b18f2b2982f84fa0f ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.. This iso image is compatible with the excellent USB Startup Disk Creator that is included with Ubuntu since 9.. 04 (System - Administration - USB Startup Disk Creator).. Use it to put the Rescue Remix along with a persistent home on any USB flash drive.. Submitted by andrew on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 09:48.. Better late than never!.. 04 (Jaunty Jackalope) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.. This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including.. GNU ddrescue.. version 1.. 10, Photorec, LVM2, etc.. ubuntu-rescue-remix-9.. 4c40d446111c0f559f354ee5c9239e38 ubuntu-rescue-remix-9.. This iso image is compatible with the excellent USB Startup Disk Creator that is included with Ubuntu since 8.. If you prefer to work in a graphical environment, a metapackage is available which will install all the data recovery and forensics tools onto your current Ubuntu system.. To do so, add the following archive to your software channels:.. jaunty main.. Then, install the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools package.. For help on recovering your lost data, visit.. the community documentation Data Recovery page..  ...   erase the filesystem on the device's partition! You can partition the device any way you like.. The rescue-remix USB version occupies 200 Megabytes of disk space on the drive.. The partition to which you write it should be set as bootable and an MBR should be written to the device.. Alternatively, the image can be written to the entire USB drive (Example /dev/sdc) for simplicity.. This avoids having to partiion the drive or set up an MBR.. However, you will not be able to use the remaining space on the drive.. Submitted by andrew on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 18:36.. Ubuntu Rescue Remix version 8.. 04 is out.. It features updated packages including Gnu ddrescue version 1.. Download the CD image here:.. MD5SUM:.. 8c87d8f5931ffa763cd0a1f54abaa05f ubuntu-remix-804.. To burn an iso image, see.. com/community/BurningIsoHowto.. Download the USB image here:.. e480c4a72171203e1384c6a3e6990786 ubuntu-remix-804.. usb.. To write the USB image to a flash drive, run:.. zcat ubuntu-remix-804.. gz | sudo tee /dev/sdxX /dev/null.. where sdxX is the correct device (sdc1) for example.. Be careful to pick the correct device as writing this to disk will erase everything else on the disk.. Most of the software is distributed under the GPL and you are free to obtain the source code, modify it and redistribute the changes for that software.. Other programs are licensed under different licenses.. Your use of any software obtained from this site is subject to the terms of any license agreement provided with the software..

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