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xmount

xmount can be used to boot forensic disk images with QEMU, KVM, VirtualBox, VMware, or the like, since it supports virtual write access with redirection to a cache file.

xmount converts between multiple input and output disk image types on the fly, using FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) to create a virtual file system representing the input image. The virtual representation can be in raw DD, DMG, VirtualBox VDI format, Microsoft VHD format, or VMware VMDK format; input images can be raw DD, EWF (Expert Witness Compression Format), or AFF (Advanced Forensic Format) files.

Installed size: 271 KB
How to install: sudo apt install xmount

  • libafflib0v5
  • libc6
  • libewf2
  • libfuse2
  • zlib1g
xmount

Tool to crossmount between multiple input and output harddisk image files

root@kali:~# xmount -h

xmount v0.7.6 Copyright (c) 2008-2018 by Gillen Daniel <gillen.dan@pinguin.lu>

Usage:
  xmount [fopts] <xopts> <mntp>

Options:
  fopts:
    -d : Enable FUSE's and xmount's debug mode.
    -h : Display this help message.
    -s : Run single threaded.
    -o no_allow_other : Disable automatic addition of FUSE's allow_other option.
    -o <fopts> : Specify fuse mount options. Will also disable automatic addition of FUSE's allow_other option!

  xopts:
    --cache <cfile> : Enable virtual write support.
      <cfile> specifies the cache file to use.
    --in <itype> <ifile> : Input image format and source file(s). May be specified multiple times.
      <itype> can be "aaff", "aff", "ewf", "raw", "dd", "aewf".
      <ifile> specifies the source file. If your image is split into multiple files, you have to specify them all!
    --inopts <iopts> : Specify input library specific options.
      <iopts> specifies a comma separated list of key=value options. See below for details.
    --info : Print out infos about used compiler and libraries.
    --morph <mtype> : Morphing function to apply to input image(s). If not specified, defaults to "combine".
      <mtype> can be "combine", "raid0", "unallocated".
    --morphopts <mopts> : Specify morphing library specific options.
      <mopts> specifies a comma separated list of key=value options. See below for details.
    --offset <off> : Move the output image data start <off> bytes into the input image(s).
    --out <otype> : Output image format. If not specified, defaults to "raw".
      <otype> can be "raw", "dmg", "vdi", "vhd", "vmdk", "vmdks".
    --owcache <file> : Same as --cache <file> but overwrites existing cache file.
    --sizelimit <size> : The data end of input image(s) is set to no more than <size> bytes after the data start.
    --version : Same as --info.

  mntp:
    Mount point where output image should be located.

Infos:
  * One --in option and a mount point are mandatory!
  * If you specify --in multiple times, data from all images is morphed into one output image using the specified morphing function.
  * For VMDK emulation, you have to uncomment "user_allow_other" in /etc/fuse.conf or run xmount as root.

Input / Morphing library specific options:
  Input / Morphing libraries might support an own set of options to configure / tune their behaviour.
  Libraries supporting this feature (if any) and their options are listed below.

  - libxmount_input_aaff.so
    aaffmaxmem   : Maximum amount of RAM cache, in MiB, for image seek offsets. Default: 10 MiB
    aafflog      : Log file name.
    Specify full path for aafflog. The given file name is extended by _<pid>.

  - libxmount_input_aewf.so
    aewfmaxmem   : Maximum amount of RAM cache, in MiB, for image offset tables. Default: 10 MiB
    aewfmaxfiles : Maximum number of concurrently opened image segment files. Default: 10
    aewfstats    : Output statistics at regular intervals to this directory (must exist).
                   The files created in this directory will be named stats_<pid>.
    aewfrefresh  : The update interval, in seconds, for the statistics (aewfstats must be set). Default: 10s.
    aewflog      : Path for writing log file (must exist).
                   The files created in this directory will be named log_<pid>.
    aewfthreads  : Max. number of threads for parallelized decompression. Default: 4
                   A value of 1 switches back to old, single-threaded legacy functions.

  - libxmount_morphing_raid.so
    raid_chunksize : Specify the chunk size to use in bytes. Defaults to 524288 (512k).

  - libxmount_morphing_unallocated.so
    unallocated_fs : Specify the filesystem to extract unallocated blocks from. Supported filesystems are: 'hfs', 'fat'. Default: autodetect.


Updated on: 2021-Nov-26