Drive recovery using Linux??

JosephK joseph at
Tue Mar 4 18:35:37 UTC 2008

On 13:12 Tue 04 Mar     , Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> JosephK wrote:
> > Use the loopback option to mount the image file thus:-
> > 
> > $ sudo mkdir /mnt/temp
> > $ sudo mount -o loop -t ext3 /mnt/share/filename.img /mnt/temp
> > 
> > You can also use this method to mount an iso image
> The problem I'm wondering about (the image from dd is almost done) is 
> the filesystem...the mount example is trying ext3, when I tried mounting 
> the drive physically fdisk couldn't determine the existence of a 
> partition table, and no filesystem.
> Any way to extract if there was a filesystem and it's just damaged?

I used ext3 as an example - try whatever the original filesystem was. If
the filesystem is badly corrupted then try using fsck on the image.
There are also some tools on the Knoppix DVDs that could help, namely
dd_rescue and dd_rhelp

Regards, Joe

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