I've had some fun and games recently. After receiving a new SSD I tried to clone my laptop's internal HDD. I used the Clonezilla distro, and it turns out that my HDD has a lot of bad blocks. Could be on its way out, so even more reason to get my data off there. Now Clonezilla didn't really cope that gracefully with the disk errors, so I'm looking for an alternative to do the cloning. I believe that a utility called 'ddrescue' is available to do just what I want, but none of the emergency repair discs I have in my collection have it. Obviously I need to use a live CD to do the cloning, as all filesystems have to be unmounted. Looking around there seems to be a distro called Knoppix, which contains the ddrescue program. Just wondered if anyone else had experience in rescuing a failing HDD, and could recommend a tool, process, utility, anything to safely get my data off the disk? Thanks.