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Re: How to recover an integer ext3 partition from a disk with a damaged partition table ?



On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 12:04 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Warren Sturm wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 10:55 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > 
> > snip
> > 
> >> You can not loopback mount then entire drive. But you can mount a
> >> partition as long as you know the offset to it using the offset
> >> option when loop mounting. Read the loop mount options in the mount
> >> man page. Once you use dd-rescue to make an image file of the drive,
> >> you should be able to use all the same tools on the image file as
> >> you would on the drive itself.
> >>
> >> Now, if anyone know how to generate the partition devices from an
> >> image file, so you could mount the different partitions without
> >> using the offset option of loop mounting, I would love to hear about it.
> >>
> > 
> > I believe you can use losetup for specifying the offset.
> > 
> Thanks, but that is not what I am after. (I talked about the offset
> option of loop mounts as part of my answer.) What I would like to
> know about is how to create the equivalent of  /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2,
> etc from an image file.The image file is equivalent to /dev/sda.
> 

I have not been able to do that without using the loopback offset short
of using something like vmware and making a virtual disk out of the
image.

> Mikkel
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