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Old 08-18-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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GDB Arcane Question

Would it be possible to examine the contents of a boot sector of a CD, let's say Ubuntu CD Alternate Install x64 with gdb? I searched the man page but could not find anything related to this ...

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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GDB is a debugger--it's not a tool for examining disk space.

You can use a binary viewer like xxd to view disk space. E.g.

$ xxd /dev/cdrom | less


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