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Old 03-31-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
bruno buys
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Canīt mount a qemu image

I can't mount a win.img image file which I created to run win under my sarge box. Qemu and the virtual machine runs perfectly fine, but I can't do

mount -o loop /etcetc/win.img /some-place

In order to copy files.

Mount tells me:

frank:/home/bruno/qemu# mount -o loop /backup/img/win.img /backup/mount/
ioctl: LOOP_CLR_FD: Device or resource busy
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

The filesystem in the virtual machine is fat32, if it matters.

someone help?
Old 03-31-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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This could be because this image isn't only one partition, it's a whole harddisk, so the first blocks of the image are the partitiontable and some other stuff. So mount cant recognize the image format.
Old 03-31-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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there's nothing i can do about it?

This thread did the trick:

Last edited by bruno buys; 03-31-2006 at 10:16 PM.


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