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Re: Finally getting rid of Windows (almost)

On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 04:25:34PM -0400, James Pifer wrote:

> ntfsclone looks very cool. I created an image of my ntfs partition using
> this command:
> ntfsclone --save-image --output ntfs-backup.img /dev/hda1
> I have the kernel-module-ntfs installed but when I try to mount the
> image like the man file says I get this error:
> # mount -t ntfs -o loop ntfs-backup.img /mnt/old_ntfs
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
>        missing codepage or other error
>        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>        dmesg | tail  or so
> Plus, I can mount the hda1 partition so I know ntfs is working. I
> assuming I did something incorrect in creating the backup, maybe missed
> a parameter?

From reading the man page, I believe if you use the --save-image
option you get a compressed copy of the file system, but it is not an
NTFS file system. Try making an image w/o the --save-image. It will
probably be much bigger, but you can compress it when you aren't using


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