recovery recommendations

Alex Bligh alex at
Fri Jan 21 19:16:54 UTC 2011

--On 21 January 2011 10:36:41 -0800 "m.p." <martin at> wrote:

> dd if=/some-185mb-linux-install.iso of=/dev/sdx

You wrote to /dev/sdx not /dev/sdxN (where N is a number)?

You will have zapped your partition table. If you only had one partition
on there, you can recreate this by running fdisk on the image first.

Note ext3 recovery tools want a partition image, not a disk image.
You can use dd with the appropriate skip (or use sparsecopy
) to get the partition out from the disk image.

Alex Bligh

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