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Old 03-21-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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Linux virtual disks !

Hi all.

I accept this question is not directly related to linux but still if someone can guide me. In vmware workstation 6/7 (using windows xp as host), how can i map virtual disk of my linux VM ? when i try to map it, it maps but when i try to explore it, it gives me an error of formatting !!

Anyone pls ?
Old 03-21-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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I am not sure if I understand your question correctly. But this is probably because windows does not support ext filesystems which are used by linux. You need to install special drivers in order for a windows machine to use an ext file system.

Below you will find a link to such a driver. It says ext2, and I am not sure if it support ext3.
Old 03-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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Ok i tried in linux ubuntu. It worked fine but there was one issue, i couldnt mount LVM based virtual disk.

Anyone has any insight on this ? i know vmware wont mount compressed or encrypted vmdk, so does it take LVM as either of them ?


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