Saturday, September 11, 2010

Booting and/or mounting a raw disk image under windows

CERT has developed a cool tool called LiveView that allows you to boot a raw disk image (such as one produced by 'dd') using VMWare. LiveView preserves disk integrity by writing all disk changes to a separate file. The tool works under windows and linux, and boots a range of Windows versions.

Alternatively, if you just want to mount a disk image in windows (something that is trivial in linux using the loopback device), there is a tool called imdiskinst that can help you out.

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