# apt-get install ufsutils # mkdir /mnt/freebsd && mount -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2,ro /dev/sda2 /mnt/freebsd
//ip.add.re.ss/c$ /mnt/windows_c_share smbfs username=username@ADdomain.com 0 0
mount -a it will ask for password. You could put the password in fstab, but that’s not too secure. (neither is using a c$ share :)
I was recently converting a Windows installation from a physical desktop to a virtual machine. Because the installation was an OEM installation the P2V conversion failed the “hardware” check and the target VM was unregistered. The only way to fix was to do a repair install changing the installation from an OEM to a Retail version of Windows. This needed to be done on the physical source desktop. There’s no way I was going to attempt this without a total backup of the system. I could have just copied important files, but I decided a disk clone was more appropriate. I booted off of a
Debian rescue cd, mounted a
NFS share, and dd’d a copy of the entire drive to a flat file.
# mkdir /mnt/nfsserver/diskclone # mount nfsserver:/vol/diskclone /mnt/nfsserver/diskclone # cd /mnt/nfsserver/diskclone # # dd if=/dev/sda of=desktop.img 156250000+0 records in 156250000+0 records out 80000000000 bytes (80 GB) copied, 7079.64601 seconds, 11.3 MB/s # # ls -l total 78278496 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 80000000000 2013-05-20 15:47 desktop.img
I then needed to mount the image and take a look at the contents. A flat disk image file is just a block for block copy of the actual disk, so the first step is to look at the partition table listed in sectors and find the offset. The offset will tell mount where the beginning of the file system is.
# losetup /dev/loop0 desktop.img # # fdisk -l -u /dev/loop0 Disk /dev/loop0: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders, total 156250000 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/loop0p1 * 63 156232124 78116031 7 HPFS/NTFS # #
Find the offset by multiplying the 63 (start sector) by 512 bytes ( 63*512 ) and the offset is 32256. Now we can tell mount where the start is.
# mkdir /mnt/diskimage # mount -t ntfs -o offset=32256,ro desktop.img /mnt/diskimage #
I mounted readonly so that we don’t mess anything up. You may need to install ntfsprogs to be able to read an NTFS file system (apt-get install ntfsprogs) if you don’t have it installed already
I had to copy the contents of a .iso file. It’s easy to mount it and see what’s in the iso.
# mkdir /mnt/iso # mount -o loop VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64.iso /mnt/iso # cd /mnt/disk # ls a.b00 ata_pata.v05 boot.cfg ima_qla4.v00 isolinux.bin misc_dri.v00 net_e100.v01 net_r816.v00 ohci_usb.v00 sata_sat.v02 scsi_bnx.v00 scsi_meg.v01 scsi_qla.v01 upgrade xlibs.v00 ata_pata.v00 ata_pata.v06 chardevs.b00 imgdb.tgz isolinux.cfg net_be2n.v00 net_enic.v00 net_r816.v01 safeboot.c32 sata_sat.v03 scsi_fni.v00 scsi_meg.v02 scsi_rst.v00 user.b00 xorg.v00 ata_pata.v01 ata_pata.v07 efi imgpayld.tgz k.b00 net_bnx2.v00 net_forc.v00 net_s2io.v00 sata_ahc.v00 sata_sat.v04 scsi_hps.v00 scsi_mpt.v00 s.v00 useropts.gz ata_pata.v02 b.b00 efiboot.img ipmi_ipm.v00 mboot.c32 net_bnx2.v01 net_igb.v00 net_sky2.v00 sata_ata.v00 scsi_aac.v00 scsi_ips.v00 scsi_mpt.v01 tboot.b00 vmware-esx-base-osl.txt ata_pata.v03 block_cc.v00 ehci_ehc.v00 ipmi_ipm.v01 menu.c32 net_cnic.v00 net_ixgb.v00 net_tg3.v00 sata_sat.v00 scsi_adp.v00 scsi_lpf.v00 scsi_mpt.v02 tools.t00 vmware-esx-base-readme ata_pata.v04 boot.cat esx_dvfi.v00 ipmi_ipm.v02 misc_cni.v00 net_e100.v00 net_nx_n.v00 net_vmxn.v00 sata_sat.v01 scsi_aic.v00 scsi_meg.v00 scsi_qla.v00 uhci_usb.v00 weaselin.t00 #
Now the contents of /mnt/disk appear as if you had burned the .iso and put it in the CD drive.