[PVE-User] RAW , VMDK Explorer

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Tue Oct 18 13:37:19 CEST 2011

Le 18/10/2011 09:54, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
> i need a explorer for *.raw or for all supported storage type in 
> proxmox. i want to copy a data from a hard drive image without 
> attaching it to a VM. kindly share if you know any.

Hi Muhammad,

If there are only "classical" partitions inside your image file, e.g 
ext3 (no LVM), you can try something like this, that is mounting your 
image file as a loopback device :
# mount -o loop,offset=32256 /path/to/image.raw /path/to/mount_point

It should work also for windows (NTFS) image files

If there are LVM partitions, it is also possible, but a little bit more 


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