I recently installed a SSD on an old laptop and I kept the previous disk. Now I want to see if I left anything important there, so I put it into a USB to SATA cask and I'm trying to access my data. The OS there is a Debian installation with encrypted home directory using
ecryptfs. I tried mounting my Private directory in my current laptop (also Debian) but couldn't, so I'll open another question for that.
What I want to know is how to tell QEMU, either via CLI or using
virt-manager, to boot from the first partition on an USB drive, say
/dev/sdb1, where the EFI directory of that system was. I've seen posts that deal with booting a USB Live Image created using
dd, but I couldn't boot it. For example, when following the instructions here and here I just got a screen stuck at "Booting from Hard Drive...", but nothing else happens.
/dev/sdb1 partition be mounted? Because I've tried it both ways, with the same result.
EDIT: Here's the partition table of the disk:
fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 931.51 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Disk model: 2115 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 55BB5701-6D3C-4BAC-A3DF-A70D195D1B7A Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System /dev/sdb2 1050624 1911824383 1910773760 911.1G Linux filesystem /dev/sdb3 1911824384 1953523711 41699328 19.9G Linux swap
Is this possible? Thanks!