OES2: How to access the DOS partition of a Virtualized NetWare Host Server

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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7 (Virtualized)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2


In scenario's where your server does not boot properly, it may be needed to have access to the (Virtualized) NetWare image's DOS partition.

- Server does not boot through all of the available load stages
- We may need access to the DOS partition of a non-booting server to copy a coredump over
- We may manually need to copy files or modules to or from the DOS partition


Corrective Steps:
- Please note the name of the virtualized NetWare image, eg nw65sp7
- Make sure the Virtual Machine is down
- Mount the DOS partition using the following command "lomount -t msdos -diskimage -partition 1 /mnt/"

eg: "lomount -t msdos -diskimage /var/lib/xen/images/nw65sp7 -partition 1 /mnt"