salvaging hard drive contents
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Oct 8 18:51:12 UTC 2009
On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, jeffry killen wrote:
> Now I have the hard disk I want to recover mounted but please for give me
> for being in the learning phase, but how to I cd on to this drive?
> I mounted it using the suggested 'mount -r (in this case ad12s1d) /var'
> now how do I actually read it?
What you've done there is mount your salvage drive over your running
system's /var. That's probably going to give you problems, possibly
very quickly. Just umounting the incorrect /var is probably not going
to be enough. You might have to reboot.
Once that's cleared up, use a mountpoint that's not doing anything.
/mnt is commonly used for that.
mount -r /dev/ad12s1d /mnt
Then /mnt contains the salvage drive's var filesystem:
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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