Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, DDRescue-GUI is a graphical user interface for the DDrescue tool, a tool that enables the users to recover data from corrupted hard drives and flash memories. As the name suggests, DDRescue-GUI uses the command-line disk dump (dd) tool.
The latest version available is DDRescue-GUI 1.3, which has been released a while ago.
In this article I will show you how to install DDRescue-GUI 1.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing DDRescue-GUI 1.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Deepin, Peppermint, Linux Lite and LXLE systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the ddrescue-gui package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hamishmb/myppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ddrescue-gui
Optional, to remove ddrescue-gui, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove ddrescue-gui