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[SOLVED] sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 05-22-2021

Hello

I installed Ventoy to an USB hard drive.
I have added 2 different OS.

The first one is windows using a vhd file.
The second one is a linux with a persitance file.

When I use windows, I'm able to see the ventoy partition and remove / add any iso file.
When I use linux, this partition is not availabe and I get the message :
error mounting /dev/sda1

How could I get access to this partition using linux ?

Kind regards


RE: sda access from linux - longpanda - 05-23-2021

/dev/sda1 can NOT be accessed in the linux system. That's because of the internal mechanism of Ventoy.
You can use reserved space to create /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda4 and access them in the linux system.


RE: sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 05-23-2021

(05-23-2021, 02:56 AM)longpanda Wrote: /dev/sda1 can NOT be accessed in the linux system. That's because of the internal mechanism of Ventoy.
You can use reserved space to create  /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda4 and access them in the linux system.

Thank you for you reply.
Actually, I would like to add a new iso when using a linux ISO...
So I won't be able to do it unless if I use a windows vhd disk or using an external computer.

No other way to do it ?


RE: sda access from linux - longpanda - 05-23-2021

NO.

But when you say add new iso files, maybe you mean download new iso file from internet.
Then you can firstly boot some Linux ISO that only run in memory (e.g. TinyCore) and download new iso file inside it.
For these distros, /dev/sda1 is accessable.


RE: sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 05-23-2021

(05-23-2021, 01:58 PM)longpanda Wrote: NO.

But when you say add new iso files, maybe you mean download new iso file from internet.
Then you can firstly boot some Linux ISO that only run in memory (e.g. TinyCore) and download new iso file inside it.
For these distros, /dev/sda1 is accessable.

Yes exactly, I want to be able to manage the ISO from live cd.
So perfect thank you for the tricks Smile
that will be perfect.


RE: sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 05-23-2021

Thank you LongPanda Smile
Do you know other distribution that could works ?

EDIT : TinyCore doesn't work with Ventoy (at least I couldn't make it work)


RE: sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 05-24-2021

I've tried Bionic, Corepure, dsl, fossapup, porteus, stax ...
Nothing works to be able to see dev/sda1 ;(

I couldn't boot to tinycore


RE: sda access from linux - longpanda - 05-24-2021

You can try Alpine Linux
https://alpinelinux.org/downloads/


RE: sda access from linux - ventoy24 - 06-07-2021

Hello

Even if you tried to give me some ISO, so far nothing works.
I didn't find any distribution in live cd with a desktop out of the box

Can't boot to tinycore and Alpine is without GUI.
Any other suggestion ?


RE: sda access from linux - longpanda - 06-07-2021

You can boot some WinPE iso and download and update the linux iso files inside the WinPE.
Many WinPE can use:
Gandalf's-Win10PE
HBCD_PE
...