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Old 05-08-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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Mounting virtual disk in linux

Hi All,
i have created virtualdisk created in linux machine fro running vxsim.
I want to view all the files cretaed in this virtualdisk in linux desktop.
The virtual disk had DOS filesystem and i am trying to mount this in linux

[root@akshath-OME sp2_vx15]# mount -t vfat /omesim/scripts/sim_ws1/sp2_vx15/virtual_disk_root /mnt/sim
mount: /omesim/scripts/sim_ws1/sp2_vx15/virtual_disk_root is not a block device (maybe try `-o loop'?)
[root@akshath-OME sp2_vx15

Also tried with -o option

[root@akshath-OME sp2_vx15]# mount -o loop -t vfat /omesim/scripts/sim_ws1/sp2_vx15/virtual_disk_root /mnt/sim
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)

Any idea what is the issue here?

Thanks in advance,
Old 05-08-2009, 03:02 AM   #2
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Look at the file with "file <filename>" as root.

You need to indicate the mount point as well, if it isn't in the fstab file.
Old 05-11-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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the file >filename" shows it as data. what do e understand from this?
No i have not mentioned abt mount point in fstab.
i just cretaed a directory callec sim in /mnt and wnat to see contents here.. coreect me if i am wrong this is my first experience with mount !!

[root@akshath-OME sp2_vx15]# file virtual_disk_root
virtual_disk_root: data

command i gave :

mount -o loop -t vfat /omesim/scripts/sim_ws1/sp2_vx15/virtual_disk_root /mnt/sim
please let me know if i need to chnage anthing here .. i want to see all the files inside this virtual disk in linux machine... vfat is the correct filesystem right?
Old 05-12-2009, 04:33 AM   #4
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mount -oloop,offset=48 <path to virtual disk file> <path to where
you want to mount it>

this works!! refer below link

thanks all for the info..


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