[CentOS] Mount a Xen disk image file

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Aug 7 18:31:22 UTC 2008

Dirk H. Schulz wrote on Thu, 07 Aug 2008 16:46:47 +0200:

> Do you have any other idea?

Do you want to regularly access it that way or do you just need to access 
the files onetime?
I do not like this xvda stuff at all. So I created a basic setup with 
virt-install and copied all content off (I don't know what I used, I 
assume cp or rsync or so). I used these files for a new VM based on ext3 
formatted disks (you can either use files or LV). Can be done within 15 
minutes or so. I tweaked that a bit to my liking and now use it as a 
template for new VMs. As the disks are ext3 I can now easily access the 
drives by mounting that LV.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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