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Old 08-11-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to mount a hard drive image?


Hi everyone.

No one seemed to be able to help me with getting at my backup hard drive. I did looking around and found the program dd_rescue. I created an image of the hard drive. Now I just need to find out how to mount it. Any help?

Chris DeGroot
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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add -o loop option to mount, eg
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mount -t ext2 -o loop /your/image/file /your/mount/point

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Old 08-11-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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My guess is that you mount it as a loop device as you would a CD image (iso filesystem) using the -o loop option
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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Something like this?
mount -o loop -t filesystem imagefilename mountpoint

Filesystem: i don't know what kind of image your tool created.
E.g., for an iso cdrom image this would be "iso9660".

Or you can try automount, perhaps it will figure out by itself.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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ok... i tried:

mount -t ext2 -o loop /home/chrisdegroot/backup /backup

It didn't come up with any errors, but there are no files in /backup

Any ideas?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:41 PM   #6
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As a sort of side question... my disk never did crash, so it shouldn't really need disk recovery I would assume. For some reason it now says there is no filesystem. Is it possible to create a filesystem without ruining what is written on the disk? I posted a similar question that no one replied to, but I figured I'd ask again.

Chris
 
  


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