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xmount - Tool to crossmount between multiple input and output harddisk
xmount [[fopts] [mopts]] <ifile> [<ifile> [...]] <mntp>
xmount allows you to convert on-the-fly between multiple input and
output harddisk image types. xmount creates a virtual file system using
FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) that contains a virtual representation
of the input image. The virtual representation can be in raw DD, in
VirtualBox’s virtual disk file format or in VmWare’s VMDK format. Input
images can be raw DD or EWF (Expert Witness Compression Format) files.
In addition, xmount also supports virtual write access to the output
files that is redirected to a cache file. This makes it for example
possible to use VirtualBox to boot an os contained in a read-only EWF
fopts: (Options specific to FUSE)
-d: Enable FUSE’s and xmount’s debug mode.
-h: Display this help message.
-s: Run single threaded.
-o no_allow_other: Disable automatic addition of FUSE’s allow_other
-o <fmopts> :
Specify fuse mount options. Will also disable automatic addition of
INFO: For VMDK emulation, you have to uncomment "user_allow_other" in
/etc/fuse.conf or run xmount as root.
mopts: (Options specific to xmount)
--cache <file> :
Enable virtual write support and set cachefile to use.
--in <type> :
Specify input image type. Type can be "dd" or "ewf".
Print out some infos about used compiler and libraries.
--out <type> :
Specify output image type. Type can be "dd", "vdi", "vmdk(s)".
--owcache <file> :
Same as --cache <file> but overwrites existing cache.
--rw <cache_file> :
Same as --cache.
Same as --info.
INFO: Input and output image type defaults to "dd" if not specified.
Input image file. If you use EWF files, you have to specify all image
segments! (If your shell supports it, you can use .E?? as file
extension to specify them files)
Mount point where virtual files should be located.
Hopefully none. If you find any, please e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To xmount an EWF image from your acquired disk as a raw DD image under
/mnt, use the following command:
xmount --in ewf ./acquired_disk.E?? /mnt
To xmount the same ewf image as vdi file, you would use a command like
xmount --in ewf --out vdi ./acquired_disk.E?? /mnt
And to enable virtual write support on a raw DD input image xmounted as
xmount --out vdi --cache ./acquired_disk.cache ./acquired_disk.dd