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> Extract Or Mount A Nand Image?, is it possible?
post Jul 18 2008, 12:24 AM
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I have a NAND backup of my zaurus that will not restore for some reason back to my zaurus. It is the same exact size as any other NAND image so I assume the data must still be in there. Hopefully there is a way to get it out.

Anyone know of a way to extract it on a linux machine or to even mount the NAND image so I can access it's contents?
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post Dec 6 2010, 08:06 AM
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Just in case it helps anyone else.

I had a NAND backup of my SL-C3100 which would not restore (and I tried just about everything before discovering this topic).

I restored an old NAND backup, and then used the nand_ripper script to get the root and user partitions from the one which would not restore.

However, instead of mounting them and recovering the data, I copied them to an SD card, booted into console mode ( D and B ), and copied them direct to the mtdblock partitions:
dd if=/mnt/card/nand_root of=/dev/mtdblock2
dd if=/mnt/card/nand_user of=/dev/mtdblock3

It worked a treat, and I was very relieved!

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