[ILUG] How to look inside a boot img file
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Fri Feb 11 17:36:40 GMT 2005
On 11 Feb 2005, at 17:25, Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 2/11/2005 5:15:25 PM, Glen Gray (glen at lincor.com) wrote:
>> Am I missing something particular about this product ? Shouldn't you
>> just be able to mount it loopback
>> mount -o loop bootkdisk.img /mnt/floppy
> Won't let me mount unless I specify fs, thats where the problem lies,
> tries as ext2,3 etc no joy.
> Floppy 1 is linux based, though it won't allow me read\mount it.
> If booted from it's linux
> Floppies 2,3,4,5 come up as fat32.
What does "file bootkdisk.img" say? Perhaps its compressed in some way?
If it's a bootable disk it won't necessarily be mountable in loopback
mode - it could, for instance, be a kernel on a floppy (though AFAIR
that's not possible with anything resembling a current kernel)
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