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, bringing changes and fixes:
- Detect which OS is being used (Mac or Linux), and execute certain parts of script accordingly.
- Fixed indentation errors.
- Include devices in output file choice (with warning).
- Fix close button not triggering exit method.
- Exit method now includes “are you sure?” dialog
- Option to recover another image when finished.
- Policy Kit now supported, dumped gksudo.
- Busy cursor during recovery.
- Have a “Stopping ddrescue…” label when aborting recovery.
- No longer use shell=True in subprocess module, where possible.
- Option to mount a completed image (Linux only).
- Implement not allowing quiting the program during recovery.
- Implement restart when ddrescue doesn’t start.
In this article I will show you how to install DDRescue-GUI 1.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing DDRescue-GUI 1.3 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative 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