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

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Wed Nov 28 01:15:01 PST 2001

Karsten M. Self wrote:

> on Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 12:57:24AM -0800, Jeffrey Siegal (jbs at quiotix.com) wrote:
>>Karsten M. Self wrote:
>> > Anyone got a trick for accessing (preferably:  extracting) the data in
>> > an ext2fs filesystem image file, as a non-root user?
>>How about running http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/
> I've run across a few references to it.  Not sure what 'zactly it is/does.

Let's you run an entire Linux operating system within a regular user 
process and includes the ability to mount ordinary files as block devices.

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