Hardware :: Corrupted USB Flash Drive Needs Fixing

Jan 7, 2010

I unwisely lent my USB stick to a friend who desperately needed to copy some files between home and work. When she returned it, I plugged it in and found the files could not be read (I have a few things on there she was told not to delete). It appears to have become corrupted- can't say how it happened as I wasn't with her, though she was successful in using it (windows machines of some variety).Output of ls is a succession of 'ls:cannot access <garbage> Input/output error' with the odd 'No such file or directory' interspersed between them.

I'd like to recover my files if possible, a few are latest versions and hence the backups aren't up to date. I'm using an Acer Aspire one with the supplied Linpus linux (based on fedora 8), also have access to my old laptop and desktop with older versions of fedora on them.On the Aspire one, kernel is 2.6.23.9lw.The usb drive is a 16GB Super-Talent (really small one) which mounts as /media/disk

I've read that using e2fsck on a mounted drive is a bad idea, so am looking for suggestions. I just want to recover the files (and am hoping I can then format the disk and make it useable again).

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Software :: Running 'dd' To A FLASH Drive Results In Corrupted Volume/partition?

Oct 13, 2010

I am trying to install an ARM version of Ubuntu onto an SD card for a BeagleBoard from a .img file downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/. I have tried several files of .img and .raw downloaded from several places. I am using 'dd' on a PC running Ubuntu 10.0.4. My question doesn't relate to the BeagleBoard at all since I never get that far. The files for Angstrom that I copy directly onto a formatted SD card boot up fine on the BeagleBoard, but I need Ubuntu on there and can't do it with these image files. The command I use is:

sudo dd if=<the downloaded file> of=/dev/sdb1 After it asks the root password, it chugs along for some time and then gives what appears to be a successful response like the following. (This time it was for the Maverick version of Ubuntu in a .raw file):

leiphasw@dell-linux:~/Downloads/ArmMaverickUbuntu$ sudo dd if=maverick-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.raw of=/dev/sdb1
4090632+0 records in
4090632+0 records out
2094403584 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 167.38 s, 12.5 MB/s

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I create my own live CD, so I can modify what ever. Where is it? Initrd?

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Code:
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Mar 12, 2010

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Here is the file properties of it:
Code:
drsmall@mycroft:/media/tiga1000/samba/public/images/camera_pictures/2010$ ls -lah
total 960K
drwxr-xr-x 4 nobody nogroup 4.0K 2010-03-11 21:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 nobody nogroup 4.0K 2010-02-18 20:19 ..
drwxr-xr-x 14 nobody nogroup 4.0K 2010-01-31 11:57 01_january
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giving several errors- like:

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What I dont understand is why I can get into GRUB (its a dual boot Windows Vista, RHEL machine). I'm guessing that this means its not a mechanical problem, because I can get RHEL to begin to boot which i think is failing somewhere around the /etc/rc.d/re.sysinit script, and also can get Vista to bring up the inital windows screen and a mouse pointer on spanning both of my screens which i think means that it must have at least loaded my ati drivers for my dual head radeon 4850. windows hangs there however.

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Is there anything I should chage, use, since I'm running it off a flash drive??

I have 3 seperat drives, 2 x 16 gigs and an 8 gig, and was wandering which one would be best for booting off of? What do I look for??

Here's what I got:

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Code:

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Code:

ls -l /vol/USBDISKB

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