I have a powerbook hard drive with hardware issues. The drive mounts with no problem via an external usb connection to my MacBook Pro but I cannot navigate the drive without hanging the Finder. I want to use ddrescue to copy the drive contents to a drive image. My unix commands are basically non existent and I need help figuring out how to put the correct commands into the Terminal App. Here are the locations of each piece of the puzzle. ddrescue is located at the root of my MacBook Pro drive named ddrescue and the drive name is Macintosh HD the bad drive is Disk1s9 The drive I am copying to is called Rescue The directions...best I could find were: Example 1: Rescue an ext2 partition in /dev/hda2 to /dev/hdb2 ddrescue -r3 /dev/hda2 /dev/hdb2 logfile (running ddrescue) e2fsck -v -f /dev/hdb2 (checking resulting dmg. mount -t ext2 -o ro /dev/hdb2 /mnt (mounting resulting dmg.) Is this the correct info? sudo ddrescue -r3 /dev/disk1s9 /Volumes/Rescue/SaveKeith.dmg savekeith.log This all makes me nervous since I get the warning when I use sudo.