Copying A Disk
pjh42 at pobox.com
Sat Jul 12 18:29:58 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton has written on 7/12/2008 1:16 PM:
> And, also, is it the whole disk, or a partition on the disk? (e.g., if your
> drive is being used for dual boot with Linux and Windows, and it's only the
> Windows part that isn't working, then you only care about the partition).
> In any case, it will probably be partition 1 for any Windows file system.
It's an HD straight from a standard Dell Windows laptop.
>> If you made an image of a filesystem rather than the whole disk (i.e.
>> used /dev/sdXY where X is the disk letter and Y is the partition
>> number), then you could mount it with
>> mount -o loop,ro filename /mnt/mn
> Of course, he might just try mounting the disk's partitions directly under
> Linux, and seeing if he can still read them. I've found with failing
> drives, that it's often possible to read them very well (for a while) when
> mounted as read-only filesystems, rather than trying to run an operating
> system off the disk at the same time.
OK, how do I mount a partition?
NOT trying to run an OS off that disk. Where did people get the idea
that I was????
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