detection of content format of a disk or disk image


The purpose of disktype is to detect the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables and boot codes. This software can be used for forensics analysis.

As of version 9, disktype knows about the following formats:

File systems:
   MFS, HFS, HFS Plus
   ISO9660 (incl. Joliet, El Torito)
   ext4 (patch from upstream CVS)
   btrfs (patch from upstream CVS)
   Linux romfs
   Linux cramfs
   Linux squashfs
   UFS (some variations)
   SysV FS (some variations)
   Amiga FS/FFS
   Amiga SFS
   Amiga PFS
   QNX4 FS
   Veritas VxFS
   Xbox DVD file system
   DOS/PC style
   Amiga "Rigid Disk"
   BSD disklabel
   Linux RAID physical disks
   Linux LVM1 physical volumes
   Linux LVM2 physical volumes
   Solaris SPARC disklabel
   Solaris x86 disklabel (vtoc)
Other structures:
   Debian split floppy header
   Linux swap
Disk images:
   Raw CD image (.bin)
   Virtual PC hard disk image
   Apple UDIF disk image (limited)
Boot loaders:
   Linux kernel
   FreeBSD loader
   Windows/MS-DOS loader
   BeOS loader, Haiku loader
   Sega Dreamcast
Compression formats:
Archive formats:

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