Please explain the concept behind installing ubuntu as an .img file?

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Please explain the concept behind installing ubuntu as an .img file?

Post by steve102 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:55 am

Please explain the concept behind installing ubuntu as an .img file?

I am trying to understand why the ubuntu server is setup as an .img file within my NAS "/Public” directory.
I created a VM on my NAS and installed ubuntu server within the VM. When I installed ubuntu server I installed it in my NAS "/Public” directory. FYI, ubuntu installed fine. I can access the file system via ssh and have set up my web server just fine.

However, I cannot figure out how to access the ubuntu file system using my laptop. Where is it hiding? I looked inside my NAS "/Public” directory. but all I see is a ubuntu_server.img.

I researched on the internet but, I cannot seem to understand the concept of why an .img file was created when I installed ubuntu.

Could someone please explain the concept here?

I would also like to access my ubuntu server files using my laptop.

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Re: Please explain the concept behind installing ubuntu as an .img file?

Post by rgarjr » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:40 am

That's just the way VM's work. They create an image file for each hard drive you have on the VM. All the big players (Hyper V, VMware, KVM) store the VM's as an image file.

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