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Old 08-10-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
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how to access files on HDD while running an ISO on QEMU?

I have a quite a few linux ISOs lying on my hard drive.
I can run them using QEMU but it would be very helpful if I could access my /home directory on hdd so that I can use my files for testing the distro.

for example, i would like to access my multimedia files when checking out a multimedia distro iso.
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Qemu may mount physical volumes that are not written by the host system. The easiest way probably would be to export NFS shares to the virtual machine.
Old 08-10-2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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I have only one root partition, alongwith a swap partition.

is it possible to read files from the partition from where the host system is running?

BTW, i have no experience of file sharing over networks. So whatever you said is quite cryptic to me. Thank you for ur help anyway.


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