> On 7. Oct 2020, at 20:52, Stumpy stumpy-at-posteo.co wrote: > > On 2020-10-07 21:13, Stumpy wrote: >> On 2020-10-06 19:12, Frank wrote: >>>> On 6. Oct 2020, at 13:53, Stumpy stumpy-at-posteo.co wrote: >>>> On 2020-10-06 10:46, Frank wrote: >>>>>>>> On 5. Oct 2020, at 16:16, Stumpy stumpy-at-posteo.co wrote: >>>>>>> My computer actiing strange like some appvms not opening so i >>>>>>> decided to restart and restarted normally and booted back up fine >>>>>>> except now i can hardly open anything. Appvms will not start, I >>>>>>> tried to do a backup from dom0 term and that gave me an error, tried >>>>>>> to run qubes-qube-manager and that gave me a similar error ... >>>>>>> I'm at a loss. Of course I just finished doing some important work >>>>>>> and didnt immediately backp (usually bkup weekly). >>>>>>> I am not thrilled about reinstalling but can do it, but really >>>>>>> really really want to back up my appvms before nuking everything. If >>>>>>> i cant use the regular backup is there a way i can just copy things? >>>>>>> I think I can still mount an external drive... >>>>>> This should give you all the information necessary to get your data >>>>>> saved: >>>>>> https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/mount-from-other-os/ >>>>>> Regards, Frank >>>>> Thank you, I didnt notice that. >>>>> I dont suppose you have any thoughts on the error that seems to be >>>>> borking my system? >>> I fear I don’t... but isn’t errno 2 something like „file not found“? >>> So it smells like dom0 is having problems getting everything mounted >>> where it belongs - either because the file system is screwed or LVM is >>> having some problems. >>> In any case, I’d be backing up whatever I could get my hands on and >>> then reinstall... >> Ok so on the mount from other os page its not totally clear for me. >> I do have a barebones qubes system on another computer (laptop), so >> would/should I take my ssd from my desktop connect it (have an adapter >> cable) to my laptop then "pass" the whole disk to an isolated appvm? >> If yes, then,,, what is meant by passing the disk to an appvm >> (copying?) and when it says isolated appvm does that just mean, in my >> case, an appvm on my laptop? Lastly, as my laptop drive is smaller >> than my desktop drive, would I be able to selectively copy/mount to my >> laptop appvm or would I need to go another route? > > btw, on my desktop, I am still able to access a dom0 terminal and can connect > to an external drive (I think), so can i just cp the appvms to an external > drive and then extract the contents of the critical appvms?
Well in that case you can do the following in a dom0 terminal (assuming the name of your AppVM you want to get files from is my-appvm): # create a mount point to access the disk: sudo mkdir /mnt/private # make the private volume of the appvm accessible !!! notice the doubling of the dash in the AppVMs name (naturally not applicable if your AppVMs name does not contain a dash) !!! sudo losetup -f —show /dev/mapper/qubes_dom0-vm—my—appvm—private # use the loop device the last command printed to the screen (i.e. /dev/loop2) to mount the AppVMs private volume sudo mount /dev/loop2 /mnt/private # now you should be able to copy whatever data you want to save cp /mnt/private/home/user/* /some/place/save/ Hope that works out for you! Regards, Frank > > Sorry, the mount from other os page is a bit over my head hence my attempting > to find options that I can understand :/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/10148-1602133347-876555%40sneakemail.com.