[Please Help] How can I change "Mount Point" that has been changed to normal?

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  1. binknon7, Jan 9, 2015
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    binknon7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi people, previously I has been trying to install Kali Linux on my usb. I found this site and follow it (https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?303-Kali-Linux-install-to-USB-key-using-Mac)

    Now here is the problem, I have used the command
    Code:
    sudo dd if=kali.dmg of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=512k
    which I think it change or replace my OS X main drive.
    [​IMG]
    I still believe that my OS X drive still exist because the "hard drive" icon that I modified still appeared on the screen.
    [​IMG]
    I decided to check all the drive on my laptop and here is the result using
    Code:
    df
    on terminal and here is the result.
    [​IMG]

    Does any if these is my OS X that has been replaced?

    ps. I checked this by install new OS X on external hard drive.
     
  2. yjchua95, Jan 10, 2015
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    yjchua95 macrumors 604

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  3. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's a software question, not a hardware question. OS X on an iMac or a MacBook, or a Mac Mini or whatever is identical, so it should be posted in the software section.

    And since this is about Linux actually, it should be posted under Windows, Linux and other OSes on a Mac. People who hang out in those areas will know more about your question.
     
  5. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    IF you don't know what the dd command does, then I'd be very careful with it. I'm not seeing what rdisk1 is mapped too, it could be your OS X disk, so you may do some damage.

    Whats the mount point of the USB thumb drive?


    [MOD NOTE]
    I moved this to the Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac forum as this is the best place for it
     
  7. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    what is /dev/rdisk1 on your system?

    on this MBP i'm using there is /dev/rdisk0 and /dev/rdisk1, which I assume are my internal drives (have two).

    DD'ing stuff to any of those would be disastrous.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Right now, I have a Mac Mini with only a single disk, no DMGs mounted, no USB thumb drives.
    I don't have a rdisk1 mounted
     
  9. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Moderator, here is all my drives' mount point:
    HDD mount point:
    [​IMG]
    Kali Linux Mount point(Which I believe it replace my OS X mount point)
    [​IMG]
    And Finally my OS X(which run from External HDD)
    [​IMG]

    AS I can remember, I think my old OS X mount point is rdisk1 which I believe you're right...but how can I check or recover it?
    Thank you for your help :)
     

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