Never try to rescue a r/w mounted partition. The resulting copy may be useless. source: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html
what does this mean exactly?
I have finally got my drive to the point where it is reading from my disk consistently, but I can see the partition in question from "computer" in Ubuntu. Does this mean that my new backup copy is toast and I need to start over?
Why exactly could the resulting copy be useless?