Thanks for the fast reply,
Yes, this disk was attached to my Falcon IDE port.
I tried to follow your tip. I booted my PC from a USB Live Ubuntu. I'm new at Linux, but I thought I would be careful enough.
This PC's HD has a 2 TB HD with part #4 ~1 800 GB. IIRC, it was identified as sda, and the partition was sda7. I created a folder Atari at its root.
I attached the disk from the Falcon, which was recognized as sde.
I typed sudo dd if=/dev/sde of=/dev/sda7/Atari/ conv=swab, but only got a message telling no such file or directory.
After a few tries, I finally typed sudo dd if=/dev/sde of=/dev/sda7/ conv=swab, but, then, I noticed sometihng strange : my sda7 partition disappeared from the laucher.
So, I cancelled the process and went to the partition editor which reported sda7 as being corrupted or so.
I am currently trying to retrieve data from it - I hope it is only a matter of a erased table, and so Testdisk could do the job -, but, then, I wonder why the command didn't work.
Do I have to do something before ?
> Message du 18/07/15 17:43
> De : "Thorsten Otto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> A : "Jean-Luc CECCOLI" <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
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> Objet : Re: [MiNT] Need help to resurrect a Falcon + CT60
>if your harddisk was attached to a falcons IDE port, you may just suffer from the byteswap the IDE port does. You should be able to work around this by doing dd if=/dev/yourhardiskdevice of=somefile conv=swab, then mount that file (if you can't mount it directly, you can set up a loop-device using losetup)
>Jean-Luc CECCOLI <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb am 14:18 Samstag, 18.Juli 2015:
>Hello,A few years ago, I was running MiNT 1.16 with this patition scheme :C to P as TOS partitions, R as MiNT partition and S as a 4 GB (or more, I don't remember) MiNT only readable partition handling my whole archives (installation programs and others).Due to memory problems, the start process was interrupted (system froze) more than three times and that lead to MiNT unable to boot.I gave up after some unsuccessful attempts, and put my machine into a box.Yesterday, I thought I could retrieve my data mounting my disk onto a Ubuntu distro, but what was reported was only an unformatted disk, so I even can't try to repair my MiNT partition.I had backuped quite everything on tapes, but these have became unreadable.So, I really need help to make things work fine again.Many thanks in advance,J.-Luc