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Link to this post 14 Mar 11

clonezill web page says

* Method 1: Use Clonezilla live to restore the image to a virtual machine (e.g. VMWare workstation or Virtual Box). Then mount the restored partition to read the contents.
* Method 2:
1. Prepare a large disk in Linux
2. Say if your image is /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/, if the image is like /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/*-ptcl-img.* (e.g. /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa), follow this to restore the image.
If the the image is like /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.aa, sda1.ntfs-img.ab..., run
"file /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.aa"
to see it's gzip, bzip or lzop image. Say it's gzip, then you can run
cat /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.* | gzip -d -c | ntfsclone --restore-image -o sda1.img -
Then you will have a "sda1.img" which you can mount it by
mount -o loop -t ntfs sda1.img /mnt
Then all the files are in /mnt/
You can do the similar thing for the ext3, ext4 or reiserfs file system.
* Method 3: Use the tool partclone-utils to mount the image directly. (//NOTE// This program is not maintained by Clonezilla team. However, it will be included in the future release of partclone when the new release, e.g. 0.2 is released.).

how do I do # 2 with the below files? The hard drive that the image comes from is formated ntfs.

$ ls
disk sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.aa sda-chs.sf
Info-dmi.txt sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.ab sda-hidden-data-after-mbr
Info-lshw.txt sda-mbr
Info-lspci.txt sda-pt.parted
Info-packages.txt sda-pt.sf

Link to this post 14 Mar 11

I have never used CloneZilla before, but based on the documentation excerpt you posted above, I'll give it a shot. First change directory to where your files are, and create an output directory to keep things clean:

cd /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/
mkdir output/

Then try the following command to concatenate together the *.gz.* partial files, extract the content of the concatenated file using gzip (note the .gz in the file names) and restore the image:
cat sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.* | gzip -d -c |
ntfsclone --restore-image -o output/sda1.img -

Then create a new mountpoint for the disk image, and try mounting the disk image:
sudo mkdir /mnt/image/
sudo mount -o loop -t ntfs-3g output/sda1.img /mnt/image

Did that work, or did you receive any errors?

Link to this post 14 Mar 11

thank you for the code

Link to this post 15 Mar 11

Thank you for your help. I did everything you did BUT ntfsclone I used partclone.

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