LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
gdeckler
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
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?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
Mara
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,571

Rep: Reputation: 171Reputation: 171
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.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:07 PM   #3
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about DD and Disk images. purelithium Linux - General 3 12-21-2005 08:53 AM
make and install disk images adidragomir Linux - Software 3 08-05-2005 02:51 AM
What are all the Fedora disk images for? joeman3429 Fedora 4 07-19-2004 03:45 AM
Creating disk images for cf and cds vrillusions Linux - General 2 07-12-2004 10:51 AM
Disk Images saintt Linux - General 1 08-11-2001 10:07 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration