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mount a VirtualBox VDI file

These are the steps that worked for me, all steps as root:
  • install qemu-kvm if not present:
    yum install qemu-kvm
  • modprobe nbd max_part=16
    (the max_part was required)
  • qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 <your vdi filename>
  • partprobe /dev/nbd0
    (yum install parted if you don't have partprobe)
  • ls -l /dev/nbd0p* to see the partition names
  • mount /dev/nbd0p1 /e
    (earlier I created mount point /e)


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