[plug] mounting ext3 partition image

tim.bowden at westnet.com.au tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Tue Apr 1 10:04:48 WST 2008

I'm having a little trouble mounting an image of an ext3 patition.  I
created it on my laptop, saving it on my desktop using:
dd conv=sync,noerror bs=64k if=/dev/sda2 |gzip |nc
639964+1 records in
639965+0 records out
41940746240 bytes (42GB) copied, 4123.99 seconds, 10.2 MB/s

and on the desktop:
nc -l -p 1010 |zcat | dd conv=sync,noerror bs=64k of=./sda2.img
mount -o loop -t ext3 ./sda2.img /mnt/

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

>From dmesg | tail:
[  918.260000] EXT3-fs: journal inode is deleted.

Mounting as ext2 doesn't work either.  I've run e2fsck on it, which
reports heaps of errors.  Anyone able to give any pointers as to
where I may be going wrong, either in creating the partition or
mounting it.

Tim Bowden

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