New here so please bear with me!
I have an SD Card with some photos on it. It is formatted for an old Vodafone Android phone but the phone does not work any more so I need to access the card directly.
I cannot see how to mount an Android formatted SD Card directly in Linux such that I can see the photo files on the SD Card.
Would anyone be able to give me a step by step process to access the photos. I am relatively inexperienced with Linux but used to programme in Unix so am picking things up quickly.
I am running Ubuntu. I have an SD card slot that works fine with other SD cards.
Disks shows the SD card with:
- Partition 1 (17MB): Device
- Partition Type
Partition 2 (8.0GB): Device
- Partition Type
- Contents Unknown
sudo fdisk -l which shows:
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7969 MB, 7969177600 bytes 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 965 cylinders, total 15564800 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/mmcblk0p1 1 15564799 7782399+ ee GPT
I also ran
sgdisk --print /dev/mmcblk0:
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 15564800 sectors, 7.4 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): 6117AB28-D818-4C73-A33A-5F6E0A26B696 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 15564766 Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries Total free space is 2014 sectors (1007.0 KiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 34815 16.0 MiB FFFF android_meta 2 34816 15564766 7.4 GiB FFFF android_expand
Further details from
sudo lsblk -f /dev/mmcblk0:
NAME FSTYPE LABEL MOUNTPOINT mmcblk0 ├─mmcblk0p1 └─mmcblk0p2
/dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="46C204CAC204BFE3" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda2: UUID="EA66089566086523" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda3: LABEL="Data" UUID="06B6D646B6D635C1" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="cd798835-cf23-496a-a826-8603c60a3ecb" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda6: UUID="de9c0c43-0775-421c-9b9c-4063fdf6a236" TYPE="swap" /dev/sdb: LABEL="Mark SSD1" UUID="F44401DF4401A588" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdc1: UUID="040D813E3C84050B" TYPE="ntfs"
I think that the android phone must have encrypted the card, hence why nothing is visible and as a result it will be impossible to retrieve any of the photos. If anyone believes there is a way to recover them then please let me know.
QUESTION: how to mount a GPT system?