[svlug] Access data in an ext2 filesystem image file -- as non-root user?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Wed Nov 28 00:43:01 PST 2001

See subject.

Anyone got a trick for accessing (preferably:  extracting) the data in
an ext2fs filesystem image file, as a non-root user?

The constraint is that the root account isn't available.  Mounting the
file as a loopback filesystem isn't possible.  Transferring the data to
a system on which root access is available is a possibility, though it's
expensive time-wise (can you say remote access boys and girls...).


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