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mabik Newcomer 2 posts since
Nov 26, 2012
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Nov 26, 2012 9:56 AM

VSE-OVI for EXT* fs ?

Hi, as I´m testing VSE for offline virtual images right now, i got the problem that a vmdk i have made for testing containing a RHEL 5.X installation is not scanned correctly imho.

The Log file only shows 7 bootsectors found but no files or anything else. I was wandering if this is due to the Linux Filesystem ext* is not readable with this tool running under VSE on a Win 7 environment.

That really would crush my plans! Furthermore OVI is only availible for Windows, so its no use to try VSE 4 Linux...

Anyone can help me out? I´d be glad!

If there are any alternatives, please give me some advice.

Is there any?


I´m using VSE 8.8 SP2,  VSE-OVI 2.1, OS: Win 7 x64...

Sorry if my english lacks excellence, I´m not a native-speaker..

  • Tristan Veteran 790 posts since
    Dec 8, 2009
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    1. Nov 26, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to mabik)
    Re: VSE-OVI for EXT* fs ?

    I would suspect that the OVI can only scan file systems that its host supports So on Windows you can only scan NTFS/FAT/FAT32 disks etc.


    It's a long shot but maybe something like this might allow OVI to scan a ext2 file system. I all depends on how the scan works. If OVI 'mounts' the offline image first then possibly this driver might allow windows to see the contents of the ext* partitions.

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