March 14, 2011

ubuntu mount clonezilla image

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clonezill web page says

* Method 1: Use Clonezilla live to restore the image to a virtual machine (e.g. VMWare workstation or Virtual Box). Then mount the restored partition to read the contents.
* Method 2:
1. Prepare a large disk in Linux
2. Say if your image is /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/, if the image is like /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/*-ptcl-img.* (e.g. /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa), follow this to restore the image.
If the the image is like /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.aa, sda1.ntfs-img.ab..., run
"file /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.aa"
to see it's gzip, bzip or lzop image. Say it's gzip, then you can run
cat /home/partimag/YOURIMAGE/sda1.ntfs-img.* | gzip -d -c | ntfsclone --restore-image -o sda1.img -
Then you will have a "sda1.img" which you can mount it by
mount -o loop -t ntfs sda1.img /mnt
Then all the files are in /mnt/
You can do the similar thing for the ext3, ext4 or reiserfs file system.
* Method 3: Use the tool partclone-utils to mount the image directly. (//NOTE// This program is not maintained by Clonezilla team. However, it will be included in the future release of partclone when the new release, e.g. 0.2 is released.).

how do I do # 2 with the below files? The hard drive that the image comes from is formated ntfs.

$ ls
disk sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.aa sda-chs.sf
Info-dmi.txt sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.ab sda-hidden-data-after-mbr
Info-lshw.txt sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.ac sda-mbr
Info-lspci.txt sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.ad sda-pt.parted
Info-packages.txt sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.ae sda-pt.sf
parts sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.af