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How do I copy data from a read-only drive to an external drive?


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#1 The Gyro39

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:32 PM

Hello, I have been told to ask this question in the Linux forum since I've been trying to troubleshoot an issue with my SSD. The the thread referenced is this:

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/655694/can-no-longer-boot-from-ssd/page-2#entry4324977

 

I'm trying to back up SSD since it's having issues booting so Im using Parted Magic (from the UBCD thing) to do this. 

 

I was able to mount and view the contents of my SSD when it's in read-only mode. But I can't copy the contents of the SSD or clone a image to my external since for some reason the external drive automatically gets put in read-only mode when mounted. 



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

"...for some reason the external drive automatically gets put in read-only mode when mounted..."

Ahhh, that explains the title, thanks!  Having been a DOS/Windows utilities geek for some years, and having had to hunt for, locate, and click on this/that/the other, I'm wondering where the click to unlock the read-only would be within the Linux menu.  Would you mind posting exactly which Linux boot you're using?  I must have overlooked it in your other thread.  And, then the Linux folks in here probably can advise you with precision.


Edited by RolandJS, 01 September 2017 - 02:55 PM.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

I'm Using a Linux distro called Parted Magic

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:16 PM

Anyone? Main goal is to backup my SSD



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:07 PM

I'm Using a Linux distro called Parted Magic

Dont have an answer to your issue.

But Parted Magic is not a Linux Distro.    https://partedmagic.com/

 

If your trying to Retrieve Data from the SSD , you need to Boot from a Live Linux Distro { I use Knoppix } there are many others.

Then on another PC Boot from the Linux Boot Disc and Connect the SSD to the PC via USB , you will need a Powered USB Adapter type similar to this   http://www.satacables.com/SATA-Hard-Drive-to-usb-adapter/SATA-IDE-ATA-66-ATA-100-ATA-133-COMBO-ADAPTER/sata-ide-combo-adapter-for-harddrives-sata-drives-ide-drives.jpg

 

Then just explore to the SSD and retrieve any files required.

If the SSD has any issues like Corruption or Boot issues then trying to Image it will obviously fail.

So retrieve any personal files req and then format the SSD and reload your preferred Operating System.


Edited by Havachat, 01 September 2017 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

Parted Magic is a commercial Linux distribution with disk partitioning and data recovery tools,[2] sold as a Linux-based bootable disk.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parted_Magic


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