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Old 07-14-2010, 10:55 PM   #31
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attachment test


test to see if I can attach something

OK---I had to add the "txt" suffix in order to attach this file
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File Type: txt em.txt (40 Bytes, 5 views)
 
Old 07-14-2010, 11:39 PM   #32
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I just discovered something.....

Try this:

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file -s /dev/sdc
 
Old 07-15-2010, 01:04 AM   #33
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Am trying again with .txt.

root@nnjond-desktop:/# file -s /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc: x86 boot sector, code offset 0xb8
root@nnjond-desktop:/#
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File Type: txt my-ext-drive.txt (2.5 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 07-15-2010, 02:15 AM   #34
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As far as I can tell, there's no filesystem on that drive. I see some text where the boot code would normally be, and I see evidence of a partition table.

Note what "file -s" is telling you: A boot sector at an offset of B8 hex. That also says "no filesystem" but does not exactly match what I am seeing--ie I see a partition table ending where it is supposed to--which would not happen if the boot sector started with that offset.

I don't know what is on that drive, but it does not appear to have a file system. I think the next step may be photorec or testdisk.

If you like to tinker, do this:

dd if=/dev/sdc bs=512 | hexdump -C | more
keep hitting the space bar and look for something that you recognize.....(hexdump -C gives you both hex and ascii display)

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