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Re: [PLUG] copy without mount

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 07:40:04AM -0400, Jeff Abrahamson wrote:
> I want to copy a removable media file system without mounting it.  The
> reason is that my friend's digital camera writes these cards in a way
> that is not readable to my machine while my digital camera writes them
> in a way that is readable.  I'm curious to see if I can tell the
> difference, including potentially mounting the filesystem image rather
> than the original.
> Any thoughts welcome.
> BTW, the fstab entry is
>   /dev/sda1    /cflash     auto    defaults,user,noauto     0 0
> -- 
>  Jeff

I'd try:

   dd if=/dev/sda1 of=your_file_name_here

and let it try the default block size.

Let us know how it turns out... I'd be interested in knowing
if/why there are two incompatable CF filesystem standards.

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