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Re: [opensuse] mounting an USB device
Carlos E. R. said the following on 09/20/2011 01:35 PM:

On 2011-09-20 18:58, John Andersen wrote:
On 9/20/2011 6:36 AM, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:

Very odd that it would even try to read the boot sector.
...
Even known bad disks mount this way, and are sometime functional enough
to get some data off of even when they are unbootable).

If boot sector is not readable, then it is not mountable. I think in this
case it is the MBR, so no partition table.

Isn't there something you can do with 'dd' to overcome this?

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