mounting partitions in a logical volume used as a physical disk for a virtual machine
jdinkel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 17:11:16 UTC 2009
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Kees Cook <kees at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> If I'm understanding correctly, you have a host LV serving as a full drive
> for a guest, and you want to mount the partitions that are stored within
> that LV?
> You probably want "kpartx", which will build a dm device for each
> partition, based on the partition table it finds:
> set up the dm slices:
> sudo kpartx -a /dev/storagevg/drivelv
> ls -l /dev/mapper/loop0p*
> and to mount partition 2:
> sudo mount /dev/mapper/loop0p2 /mnt/folder .....
> after you're done:
> sudo kpartx -d /dev/storagevg/drivelv
> e.g. I've used this tool when converting KVM images:
> Kees Cook
> Ubuntu Security Team
Thank you. I will try that out.
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