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Mounting a disk clone

I wasn't sure where to put this thread but since i use ubuntu for data recovery, I figured this is the best place. So, a friend passed me a 250G Western Digital hard disk the other day and said that his client needs to get her pictures off it. the problem: windows says it wants to reformat the system. so i put in my linux disk and had a look.

when i ran dmesg as root shortly after connecting the drive it gave the output in dmesg.txt i attached

I looked at the original drive with fdisk -l. I have made an image that I will be working with.

I had the same output when i used sfdisk on the image.

mount -o loop to /mnt fails it wants me to specify a filesystem and when i do it spits out a dmesg tail error.

is there anything else i can try like specifying an offset?
# 2  
you should have FAT32 support.

/dev/sdb1 should be mounted as the FAT32 filesystem vfat

See:
Ubuntu:Maverick -
# 3  
* did you try without option ?

* and for recovery maybe you can testdisk tool
TestDisk Download - CGSecurity

best lucks
# 4  
root@arumator--net:/home/arumator# mount -o loop /media/250189482C661005/recovery_image.img /mnt -t vfat
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so


I need to mount the image sorry if i wasn't clear. i currently don't have the drive on me if I try mounting the image without the -o loop option it says its not a block device. this is the output from the dmesg | tail
root@arumator--net:/home/arumator# dmesg | tail
[26873.008861] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 10 00
[26873.008864] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[26873.014885] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[26873.014896] sdb: sdb1
[26873.037861] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[26873.037868] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[26873.557114] UDF-fs: Partition marked readonly; forcing readonly mount
[26873.559232] UDF-fs INFO UDF: Mounting volume 'WD SmartWare', timestamp 2009/11/13 20:34 (1f10)
[37695.928682] FAT: invalid media value (0xb9)
[37695.928687] VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev loop0.
# 5  
try this
Code:
losetup -o32256 /dev/loop0 /media/250189482C661005/recovery_image.img 
mount -t vfat /dev/loop0 /mnt

# 6  
that also gave back the same dmesg | tail error.

it still diddnt see the filesystem. any ideas or should I wait and try making a image with a different tool?
# 7  
Quote:
Originally Posted by old noob
I need to mount the image sorry if i wasn't clear.
How did you create this image? Is it one big image with all the partitions in it, or separate images for each partition?

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