I'm not sure this is the right spot for this post, but here goes...
I have a broken laptop hard drive from an old macbook and a ubuntu pc with which to recover the data from it. Now, I thought this was gonna be pretty straightforward. I was actually just gonna copy the home folder (documents, videos, music, pictures, etc) to my pc and then simply copy that to a new hard drive (when i get off my *** and buy it).
Well, first of all, the permissions on this drive are all ****** up. I don't even get read privileges. Secondly, as soon as i looked at this root drive i got greedy and figured "Why not take a complete image and restore it on the new drive?" This is where it got annoying.
I used this command to begin with
It started off at 9Mbps so i thought it must have been so goddamn slow because of a hardware problem. I let it run to no avail because sooner or later i get an input/output error and it all stops progressing. So i killed it.
dd if=/dev/sda2 conv=noerror,sync of=MacHD.img bs=512
Then, I figured why not break it up into bits so that i can resume from where i left off if it all goes to **** again:
No luck.. it slows down gradually to about 2.7Mbps and then halts.
dd if=/dev/sda2 conv=noerror,sync | split -b 2000m
So I hit the forums and found this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=890202
Pretty simple, all i have to do is copy the whole drive to my pc, right?
I let that run for a while and when i got impatient, I killed it and used the GUI (sudo nautilus)... 12 hours - 2 Mbps... goddamn!
sudo cp -r /media/Macintosh\ HD /usr/MACHD/
I don't wanna run it for 12 hours only to find that the **** i copied isnt bootable. My question is:
Skip to question if you don't wanna read my blabber!
If you copy the folder in which a drive is mounted and then have dd make an image of that folder, is it still bootable? Also, is there a reason that my SATA drive is copying at 2Mbps? Is there anything i can do to bumb that up to.. i dunno.. 2 Gbps?