Mount the first NTFS partition inside a VDI file (VirtualBox Disk Image)

mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro,loop,uid=user,gid=group,umask=0007,fmask=0117,offset=0x$(hd -n 1000000 image.vdi | grep "eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53" | cut -c 1-8) image.vdi /mnt/vdi-ntfs

By: Cowboy
2009-08-23 17:25:07

What Others Think

wow... nice hack
confiq · 652 weeks and 5 days ago
Didn't work for me, even after I installed NTFS-3g. I get "Failed to read last sector (20948696): Invalid argument."
hackerb9 · 651 weeks and 6 days ago
By the way, the 'hd' command is unnecessary if you are using GNU grep which can handle binary files. sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro,loop,uid=user,gid=group,umask=0007,fmask=0117,offset=$(grep -boa -m1 $'\xebR\x90NTFS' WindowsFoo.vdi | cut -d: -f1) WindowsFoo.vdi /mnt Note that I'm using bash's $'\xeb' to represent the non-ASCII hexadecimal byte. I assume other shells have similar escape sequences, but I don't know them.
hackerb9 · 651 weeks and 6 days ago
O wao its a great attempt since I was looking for the same file for my next online work and I just enjoyed this effort. I would like you to share more relevant files on my other topics too.
Lainaluke · 92 weeks and 1 day ago
I'm glad I found this page. If you love to learn such commands, then this is the absolute choice for you. CBD Products The above command is used to mount the first NTFS partition inside a VDI file.
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