Example: Mount a Debian guest on the host using FUSE and libguestfs

Example — mount my Debian guest on my host Fedora server, using FUSE support which we added to libguestfs today:

$ mkdir /tmp/rich
$ guestmount $(virt-inspector --ro-fish /dev/vg_trick/Debian5x64) /tmp/rich
$ cat /tmp/rich/etc/debian_version
squeeze/sid
$ cat /tmp/rich/etc/hostname
debian5x64
$ ls -l /tmp/rich/etc/apt/
total 19
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   51 2009-05-14 18:07 apt.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 2009-08-13 18:10 apt.conf.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 2009-08-06 14:42 preferences.d
-rw------- 1 root root    0 2009-05-14 18:04 secring.gpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  669 2009-05-24 12:02 sources.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 2009-05-14 18:04 sources.list~
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 2009-02-07 21:18 sources.list.d
-rw------- 1 root root 1200 2009-05-14 18:04 trustdb.gpg
-rw------- 1 root root 5801 2009-05-14 18:04 trusted.gpg
-rw------- 1 root root 5801 2009-05-14 18:04 trusted.gpg~
$ nautilus /tmp/rich/home/rjones/d/libguestfs/

As you can see we can browse the Debian guest with nautilus. That’s actually a git checkout of the libguestfs source that we use to verify the build on Debian:

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  1. Pingback: guestmount and virt-inspector « Richard WM Jones

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