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With this handy tool, you can mount image of DD backup of the partition or ISO file and operate it as if they are "real" filesystems only mounted read-only. In case of recovery of data form damaged filesystem operating with DD image leave your "real" file system alone and safe. It is most often is used for mounting ISO files.Once you created mount point, you can use the mount command to mount an iso file like a pseudo filesystem:
# mount -o loop /tmp/rhel65.iso /mnt/
Using type is not needed. If required specify -t iso9660
You can use loopback mechanism for creating temporary empty partitions, that later you can iether encrypt of destroy, providing additional level of privacy.
To create an empty filesystem you can use the dd command to create a file. for example
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test-img bs=1024 count=10000
The shell responds with
10000+0 records in 10000+0 records out
Now we need to make the system think the file is a block device instead of an ASCII file, so we use losetup, a utility that associates loop devices with regular files or block devices. You will use the loopback device /dev/loop0. losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/test-img.
Then format the file with an ext3 file system:
mkfs -t ext3 -q /tmp/test-img
If prompted that test.img is not a block device, enter y to proceed anyway.
Create a mount point:
Now we can mount it:
mount -o loop /tmp/test.img /mnt/image
After mounting the file system, look at it with the df command:
df -h /mnt/image
And get this response:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /tmp/test-img 10M 1.1M 9M 2% /mnt/image
To unmount the image:
You can even back up the image, in case something happens while you're playing:
cp /tmp/test-img test-img.bak
When you've confirmed that you have a mounted image file, you can create directories, copy files to it, delete files, attempt to recover them, and, generally speaking, do anything you want with this file system. It's a playpen where you can learn valuable lessons with no risk. If you somehow irreparably damage the file system on the image, unmount it, delete it, and start over, perhaps with that backup you just made. So have fun!
Let's now discuss how to mount a read-only partition on a running system.
From time to time, you may need to mount a partition in your file system in such a manner that you can view the data that it contains but not be able to make changes to it. This can be accomplished by mounting the partition in read-only mode. You can do this in two ways. The first is with the mount command. At the shell prompt, enter
mount -r device mount_point
For example, if you had a partition at /dev/sda3 and you wanted to mount it at the /extra directory, you would enter the following:
mount -r /dev/sda3 /extra
Notice that the mounting for /dev/sda3 is shown with a (ro) designation, indicating that the partition is mounted read-only.
In addition to using mount, you can automatically mount the partition read-only using your fstab file. Simply add ro to the mount options field
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