create disk image of a reiserfs partition using dd
From: osirishinzen (osirishinzen_at_hotpop.com)
Date: 18 Aug 2003 06:21:35 -0700
I have a 40GB Seagate Drive on a Redhat 9.0 Linux machine.
10 GB of that drive is partitioned as /data (/dev/hda8) using
I am no longer able to mount /data and my logs show that Drive Seek
Errors Occur whenever I try.
Running Resierfsck yeilds.
The problem has occurred looks like a hardware problem.
Check your hard drive for badblocks.
bread: Cannot read the block (16).
Using a HDD utility from seagate, I verified that my drive does have
Since it is still in warranty I intend to have it replaced, however, I
would also want to recover all the stuff that I can recover from
I tried copying the filesystem into an image file like so....
dd if=/dev/hda8 of=/tmp/hdd8.img conv=noerrors
then try to mount it on a loop device
losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/hdd8.img
mount /dev/loop0 /mnt/hdd8
but all I get is
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
I must be doing something wrong because mount usually recognizes
It must be in how I created the image.
Can anyone help ?