Archives Aug. 19, 2009

be aware of the kpartx

kpartx is a very usefull tool if you work with raw images on virtual machines. Sometimes, when the machine does not boot anymore due bootloader problems, you want to just mount the root partition on your host machine. kpartx is what you want.

just use:

kpartx -a /dev/mapper/someimage

and you get blockdevices to mount.

!!! DANGER  ...

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