Mount Files Virtually via Dell iDRAC

Use fallocate to create a new 300 MB file :

fallocate -l 300M disk_image.img

Create an ext4 file system within the image file:

mkfs.ext4 disk_image.img

Create a mount point:

mkdir /mnt/disk_image

mount it:

mount -t auto -o loop disk_image.img /mnt/disk_image

Then on the Dell iDRAC use the ‘Virtual Media’ menu to ‘Map Removable Disk…’  :

Then on the host operating system the device can be mounted e.g.

mkdir /mnt/disk_image
mount /dev/sde /mnt/disk_image

And the files can be accessed:

ls /mnt/disk_image

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