Checking a block device
jonathan at hirschman.net
Wed Aug 4 01:01:03 UTC 2010
On 8/3/2010 8:10 PM, GNUbie wrote:
> Hello all,
> How can I check if a block device (partition) has one or any of the
> following characteristics:
>  raw
>  has content
>  formatted
> BUT without actually mounting it?
Not sure that this is possible.
Forensics examiners have similar needs for legal purposes. They image
the device to a file using dd or similar tools, and then attempt to
mount the image, or otherwise examine it.
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