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PC-based Partitions

The last chapter provided an overview of volume analysis and why it's important. Now we're going to leave the abstract discussion of volumes and dive into the details of the partition systems used in personal computers. In this chapter, we will look at DOS partitions, Apple partitions, and removable media. For each system, we review how it works and look at its data structure. If you are not interested in the data structure details, you can skip those sections. This chapter also covers special considerations that should be made when analyzing these systems. The next chapter will examine server-based partitioning systems.

Part I: Foundations

Digital Investigation Foundations

Computer Foundations

Hard Disk Data Acquisition

Part II: Volume Analysis

Volume Analysis

PC-based Partitions

Server-based Partitions

Multiple Disk Volumes

Part III: File System Analysis

File System Analysis

FAT Concepts and Analysis

FAT Data Structures

NTFS Concepts

NTFS Analysis

NTFS Data Structures

Ext2 and Ext3 Concepts and Analysis

Ext2 and Ext3 Data Structures

UFS1 and UFS2 Concepts and Analysis

UFS1 and UFS2 Data Structures

Summary

Bibliography

Bibliography





File System Forensic Analysis
File System Forensic Analysis
ISBN: 0321268172
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 184
Authors: Brian Carrier
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