I recieved this file that I was told was a copy of a hard drive (or disk). The file is "sheeva-mem.dd.gz". I tried to unzip the file in a linux Fedora machine. This yielded "unexpected end of file". Someone told me to mount the file to a partition within the linux machine, and then I would be able to view the information within the file. I assume the file has to be unzipped before this can happen? If that is the case, is there anyway around the "unexpected end of file" (maybe a repair, or something that ignores the errors)? This is the only copy of the file.
gzip != zip. gzip is a stream compressor, zip is an index'd compressor. They are completely different programs. "zip" is based on "PKzip", and is represented by the tools "unzip" and "zip" and uses ".zip"; GNU zip is "gzip" and "gunzip", uses the extension ".gz".
You can gunzip file.dd.gz and get file.dd, but that'll suck up a lot of space unfortunately.
Once you have the file.dd, just do, probably as root,
mount -o loop file.dd /mnt
to access the contents on /mnt
You can use the
and attempt to mount the dd file:
Possibly, the filesystem will be corrupted. You can attempt to repair it with