read extern drive in ubuntu

Maurice McCarthy manselton at
Mon Jun 28 14:06:12 UTC 2010

On 28 June 2010 14:28, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 28 June 2010 14:23, Maurice McCarthy <manselton at> wrote:
>> Douglas
>> Come to think of it if your friend can make a cd image file (an iso
>> image) of the book and email it to you then you can mount that image
>> as an loop back device. It would save posting the disk.

> #1 - if the friend can't read the hard disk, she can't mail one file
> from it, can she? The purpose of sending the disk is to recover data
> off it, AIUI.

Oops! Too dull I've been, see!

> #2 - DVDs typically run to 5GB or so. That is rather too big to email.

An iso file can be as small as you like. For example Damn Small Linux
is an operating system in 50 Mb.

Best Wishes

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