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Re: [Libguestfs] mount device of 'unknow' filesystem type



On Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 01:04:00PM +0800, 周涛 wrote:
> hi all!
> 
> some windows vm's filesystem type is unknown(/dev/sda: unknown), 
> and 'mount' command leads to: 
> 'libguestfs: error: mount: /dev/sda on / (options: ''): mount: you must specify the filesystem type '
> if i don't know the type, whether i could mount the device?

There are lots of possible causes for this:

 - You don't have ntfs-3g installed

 - /dev/sda isn't a filesystem (maybe /dev/sda1?)

 - The filesystem type really is some unknown new thing.

(The last one is least likely)

Try running the 'file' or 'vfs-type' command on the filesystem, or run
'virt-filesystems --all --long' on the disk and see what it says.

Rich.

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