Join Jungwoo Ryoo for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding partitioning, part of Computer Forensics Essential Training.
…On Linux, a storage device is represented as a file.…For example, a physical SATA or a serial ATA hard drive…shows up as /dev/sda in the file system the second physical…SATA hard drive will show up as /dev/sdb in the file system.…A USB drive I just plugged in to this machine is now going to…show up as dev/sdd in the file system.…
The numbers after drive letters such as sda or…sdb represent partitions or logical drives.…I'll use fdisk to demonstrate this concept, type sudo fdisk -l,…you'll need sudo command before fdisk because…you need to execute this command as a privileged user, press enter.…If the operating system asks for entering your password, go ahead and type it in.…
I already typed in my password,…which is why it shows up without typing the password.…As you can see, /dev/sda1 is…the first partition of the first physical drive on my machine, dev/sda2…is the second partition on my physical hard drive SDA, and so on.…When I see something like deb/sda5, what that…means is that it's a logical partition inside an extended partition.…
- Understanding computer forensics
- Understanding partitioning
- Using a hex editor
- Preparing a target drive
- Acquiring data
- Ensuring data integrity with hashing
- Indexing and searching
- Generating a report
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