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Old 05-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
rotezecke
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mount (bootable) ide disk using usb


Hi,
i would like to take an image of an ide disk that contains ipcop. i connected the disk using a ide to usbconverter to my laptop, running debian etch. debian automatically mounts sdb1, but it appears that it only mounts /boot. i then umounted and did:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /tempdir but again, sdb1 was only mounted from its /boot directory. how do i mount a bootable disk starting from / not from /boot?
i am not sure whether or not i need to mount the disk to take an image (using partimage), but now i am puzzled anyhow.
cheers
 
Old 05-21-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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Is it possible you have a separate partition for your /boot? Post the output of "fdisk -l".
 
Old 05-28-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
rotezecke
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Hi, sorry for taking so long.
yes, /boot is a separate partition. something seems to be corrupt with the linux built i tested partimage on. funnily enough the built works fine.
anyhow, aim of the exercise was to use partimage, which does not seem to work with mounted partitions anyway. i tried taking an image of another built and all went as expected. thanks for your help
 
  


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