Drive recovery using Linux??

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Mar 5 19:59:38 UTC 2008

Andrew Zajac wrote:
> BTW, if you think it uses an msdos filesystem, you can try to extract
> the first partition from the image you made of sda1 by running
> sudo dd if=filename.img of=sda1.img bs=512 skip=63
> Then try mounting the sda1.img as a loop filesystem
> sudo mount -o loop sda1.img /mnt

As an alternative you could skip the extract part and just use

sudo mount -oloop,offset=32256 filename.img /mnt

That way you don't need (nearly) double the space of the image on your 
hard disk. OTOH, maybe there really is no partition table and the whole 
disk was used or the disk layout is even more obscure. Therefore you 
could try any offset value in multiples of 512.


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