Running Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier in Ubuntu Linux #
Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier can copy files from failing media while skipping files that are corrupt or unrecoverable. The Windows version has been listed for many years; here's how to get the Linux version working under Ubuntu 9.10:
- Download the Linux version
- Extract unstopcp from unstopcp.gz
- chmod +x unstopcp or from the GUI: right click unstopcp > Properties > Permissions > check "Allow executing file as a program" > Close
- Kubuntu users (or others running KDE) can simply double click unstopcp to launch it. GNOME users may find nothing happens after double clicking. Running unstopcp from the Terminal reveals: unstopcp: error while loading shared libraries: libqt-mt.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. libqt-mt is the Trolltech Qt library, necessary for running KDE3 apps.
- Head to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager, do a quick search for "libqt3-mt" and install it.
- Now GNOME users should be able to launch unstopcp successfully:
- Logging and auto skipping of damaged files can be enabled under the "Settings" tab.
- Had to launch with sudo in order to copy user files from an OS X HFS+ volume (as permissions are maintained across platforms).
- To copy directories instead of a single file, put a trailing asterisk in the Source path (see screenshot above), otherwise nothing will be copied.
/nix | Aug 24, 2010
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