My Linode instance is corrupted after I did an inline upgrade of Ubuntu from 14 LTS to 16 LTS. After trying relentlessly for over one week, I decided to extract the data from one of my backups and create a new Linode instance.
I followed this article: https://www.linode.com/docs/products/compute/compute-instances/guides/copy-a-disk-image-over-ssh/#copy-and-download-the-disk and successfully created a Linode image of the
/dev/sda/ disk but now I am unable to open it locally.
As per the article, the command
mount -o loop linode.img linode_dsk should help me mounting the disk in the specified directory i.e. linode_dsk but I am getting the following error:
mount: You must specify a filesystem type with -t.
When I do specify the filetype:
sudo mount -t ext4 -o loop linode.img linode_dsk, I get the following error:
mount: exec /Library/Filesystems/ext4.fs/Contents/Resources/mount_ext4 for /Users/<username>/Documents/Linode/linode1: No such file or directory mount: /Users/<username>/Documents/Linode/linode_dsk failed with 72
Not sure what's going on here but I would really appreciate any pointers in the right direction.