I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine.
I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server 12.04 which allows me to mount a particular partition from the VMDK to my local machine. I can successfully view the files and, after changing some permissions, I can write changes to the files.
The problem is that they don't persist after I unmount the vmdk (then remount it to check for the changes). Do I need to do anything before unmounting? I'm currently using 'vmware-mount -d ' to unmount after making my changes.
I haven't tried to convert the vmdk to a different format, make changes, then convert back. I'm skeptical about going that route.