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Old 08-01-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
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Disk images

Once a disk image via something like rawrite, how does one go about using the information on that disk? Are there any utilities to browse a disk image file?
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If it's an ISO image of a cd, for example, you can mount it just like any other drive:
mount -t iso9660 /imagefile.iso /mnt/somewhere -o loop
It's the same with any other image. Then you can read the files, write them, delete etc.
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If it is an image of a floppy disk, then you should be able to do the same. However, some floppy images (such a boot floppies) use compression for a huge part of the disk, so it might not work with everything.

mount disk.img -o loop /mnt/somewhere should work (as root, at least) but you may need to specifiy a filesystem such as msdos or ext2.


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