[solved] dat container problem

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[solved] dat container problem

Post#1 by commie25 » 04 Dec 2014, 23:00

Hello everybody! I have one question. I was using Porteus on laptop via USB. I made dat container to save files, and it all worked until something
went wrong with system, and I can't boot now into porteus, but I saved .dat file. I made a new image and I'm using porteus again via USB. The old .dat container file takes 1.2 gb. Is there anything I can do to retrieve files stored in that containter? I tried to replace new .dat file with an old .dat, but I couldn't boot then. I am newbie, and I assume that files I downloaded , and documents I wrote are stored in that .dat file? Is there a way to retrieve them?
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Re: dat container problem

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Dec 2014, 23:12

hi commie25m

made a backup of your old dat file before you do anything with it. now please boot to your working system then run:

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mloop /path/old_save.dat
and it should mount it under /mnt/loop. now please copy your files and run 'uloop' when you finish.

do not copy the files which are causing system hang. hard to tell which ones so you just have to check it yourself.
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Re: dat container problem

Post#3 by commie25 » 05 Dec 2014, 00:44

That's it, I did as you said, I retrieved the files I needed. Thank you.

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