Disk Editor for Linux

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Searching_ _ _, Apr 20, 2010.

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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    Trying to find something useful to poke around in Linux like I did in Windows with Tiny Hex, had trouble finding something similar. Then I found this:

    wxHexEditor

    Features:

    * It uses 64 bit file descriptors (supports files or devices up to 2^64 bytes , means some exabytes but tested only 128 TeraBytes file (yet). ).
    * It does NOT copy whole file to your RAM. That make it FAST and can open files (which sizes are Multi Giga < Tera < Peta < Exabytes)
    * Memory Usage : Currently 8.4 MegaBytes while opened multiple > ~8GB files
    * Written with C++/wxWidgets GUI libs and can be used with other OSes such as Mac OS, Windows...
    * You can copy/edit your HDD Sectors with it.( Usefull for rescue files/partitions by hand. )

    Are there any other alternatives similar to Winhex for Linux?
    What do you use to view the disk?

    edit: You can copy/edit your HDD Sectors with it.( Usefull for rescue files/partitions by hand. )<---I haven't been able to do this with version .08. So far, appears to be just a hex file editor.
     
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    estra Registered Member

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    Take a loot at iBored:

     
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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    I have. It doesn't work on x86_64 Linux for me.
    Maybe permissions or installed in wrong directory. I think it requires access to certain files to run.

    Good news for wxHexEditor. Developer says version .09 will contain disk access.
    There is not yet a binary, but can be compiled from SVN Trunk.
     
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