Xmount allows you to convert on-the-fly between multiple input and output harddisk image types (see Supported input formats and Supported output formats below) by creating a virtual file system using FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) that contains the converted input image.

In addition, it is also possible to apply morphing functions to input images. You can for example combine multiple input images into one output image, or reconstruct raids on-the-fly. See Supported morphing functions below for more details.

And finally, xmount can also enable write access to the output image by redirecting changes to a cache file. This makes it for example possible to boot acquired harddisk images using QEMU, KVM, VirtualBox, VmWare or alike.

Supported input formats
  • Raw (DD)
  • Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF)
  • Advanced Forensic Format (AFFv3)
  • VirtualBox's Virtual Disk Image (VDI)
  • QEMU Copy On Write (QCOW2)
Supported output formats
  • Raw (DD)
  • Apple's Disk Image format (DMG)
  • Microsoft's Virtual Hard Disk Image format (VHD)
  • VirtualBox's Virtual Disk Image (VDI)
  • VmWare's Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK)
Supported morphing functions
  • Combine - Combines multiple input images into one output image
  • Raid - Reconstructs raids from given input images (only RAID0 is currently supported)
  • Unallocated - Extracts unallocated sectors from a filesystem (currently supports FAT and HFS)

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

  • Guy Voncken for his constant support and the AAEWF and AAFF input libraries. Check out his superb forensic imaging software Guymager.
  • Alain K. for the QCOW and VDI input libraries.
  • Michael Prokop for getting xmount into the official debian package repository.

Debian / Ubuntu packages: See Package repository
Source: Latest releases
Source: Git repository