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Old 12-05-2017, 11:58 AM   #1
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Mountain an image - error

Hi i am using Ubuntu 64bit and Vmware workstation 14 PRO with SIFT installed.

Im trying to mount an image of a disk for forensic examination but i keep getting an error and Im not sure how to move forward.

I'm using the command

mount -t vfat -o ro,noexec image.dd /mnt/analysis

which gives me the error

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error

In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so.

Please help i've got to write a report on the disk for tomorrow and this stopping me from doing any more
Old 12-05-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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Are you trying to mount as root or using the sudo command qualifier?

The error report suggested you look at your system log, "dmesg | tail or so" to view information about this disk image. Have you done this?

This is for a report and you're supposed to do a forensic analysis of this disk image. You must have done some commands on the disk image to determine information about it. What have you tried?

And right now your report says: "There's no valid file system on this disk image." which may or may not be an incorrect statement. However it behooves you to do some additional diagnosis of the disk image to see if you can find out if there is any actual file system.

Perhaps you could try to copy this disk image to a USB thumbstick using the dd command and then analyze the USB thumbstick when you insert it and remove it from your system.
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You want
$ mount -t vfat -o ro,noexec.loop image.dd /mnt/analysis
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Whats the output of below command?

file image.dd
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Test md5 of your copy and original.


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