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Jan 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Ok so I want to add files to my VMWare virtual disk and remove files but whats the easiest way to edit the Virtual disk? I know Kudzu did, or at least I am pretty sure he did. Thanks - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM
> Ok so I want to add files to my VMWare virtual disk and remove files but
> whats the easiest way to edit the Virtual disk? I know Kudzu did, or at
> least I am pretty sure he did. Thanks - Matt

Use VMWare to mount it.
Jan 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM
kudzu wrote:
> Ok so I want to add files to my VMWare virtual disk and remove files but
> whats the easiest way to edit the Virtual disk? I know Kudzu did, or at
> least I am pretty sure he did. Thanks - Matt

Use VMWare to mount it.

Ok but how do I edit it? Or do you mean mount to add file? Thanks - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

You can mount a vmware disk, and map it to a drive letter through the UI. Once it's mounted, all you have to do is add or remove files as needed.

Jan 23, 2012 at 1:04 AM
blah38621 wrote:

You can mount a vmware disk, and map it to a drive letter through the UI. Once it's mounted, all you have to do is add or remove files as needed.

Ok so here kind of a stupid question, how do I mount a vmware disk and map it to a drive letter, and then add or remove files? Thanks blah38621 - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 4:14 AM
Edited Jan 23, 2012 at 4:28 AM
civilwarrock wrote:
blah38621 wrote:

You can mount a vmware disk, and map it to a drive letter through the UI. Once it's mounted, all you have to do is add or remove files as needed.

Ok so here kind of a stupid question, how do I mount a vmware disk and map it to a drive letter, and then add or remove files? Thanks blah38621 - Matt

Ok let me refraze that, I have VMWare workstation, and other software but what software do I need and can you tell me how to do it? Thanks - Matt

Edit: I decided to browse the virtual disk my cosmos boot uses, and I found something weird inside:

Kudzu is sometimes called gé gen[1] (Chinese: ??), and (due to its out-of-control growth in the Southeastern United States) has earned such nicknames as the "foot-a-night vine", "mile-a-minute vine",[1] and "the vine that ate the South" (of the United States).[2] In Vietnam, it is called s?n dây.[3]Contents[hide]
    * 1 Taxonomy and nomenclature    * 2 Propagation    * 3 Uses          o 3.1 Soil improvement and preservation          o 3.2 Animal feed          o 3.3 Medicine          o 3.4 Starch          o 3.5 Other uses          o 3.6 Negative effects    * 4 Invasive species          o 4.1 Canada          o 4.2 United States          o 4.3 Other countries    * 5 Control          o 5.1 Crown removal          o 5.2 Mowing          o 5.3 Grazing          o 5.4 Fire          o 5.5 Herbicide          o 5.6 Fungi    * 6 See also    * 7 References    * 8 External links
[edit] Taxonomy and nomenclatureKudzu seedpods.
Five species in the genus Pueraria are closely related and the name kudzu describes one or more of them. They are P. montana, P. lobata, P. edulis, P. phaseoloides and P. thomsoni[citation needed]. The morphological differences between the five species are subtle, they can breed with each other, and it appears that introduced kudzu populations in the United States have ancestry from more than one of the species.[4][5] The name Pueraria thunbergiana is a synonym for Pueraria montana var. lobata.[6][7][clarification needed][edit] Propagation
Kudzu spreads by vegetative expansion, via stolons (runners) that root at the nodes to form new plants and by rhizomes. Kudzu will also spread by seeds, which are contained in pods and mature in the autumn, although this is rare.[citation needed] One or two viable seeds are produced per cluster of pods. The hard-coated seeds may not germinate for several years, which can result in the reappearance of the species years after it was thought eradicated at a site.[citation needed][edit] Uses[edit] Soil improvement and preservation
Kudzu has been used as a form of erosion control and also to enhance the soil. As a legume, it increases the nitrogen in the soil via a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.[8] Its deep taproots also transfer valuable minerals from the subsoil to the topsoil, thereby improving the topsoil. In the deforested section of the central Amazon Basin in Brazil, it has been used for improving the soil pore-space in clay latosols, and thus freeing even more water for plants than in the soil prior to deforestation.[9][edit] Animal feed
Kudzu can be used by grazing animals as it is high in quality as a forage and palatable to livestock. It can be grazed until frost and even slightly after. Kudzu had been used in the southern United States specifically to feed goats on land that had limited resources. Kudzu hay typically has a 15–18% crude protein content and over 60% total digestible nutrient value. The quality of it decreases, however, as vine content increases relative to the leaf content. Kudzu also has low forage yields despite its great deal of growth, yielding around two to four tons of dry matter per acre annually. It is also difficult to bale due to its vining growth and its slowness in shedding water. This makes it necessary to place kudzu hay under sheltered protection after being baled. Kudzu is readily consumed by all types of grazing animals, yet frequent grazing over 3 to 4 years can ruin stands. Thus kudzu only serves well as a grazing crop on a temporary basis.[10][edit] MedicineKudzu leaves
The Harvard Medical School is studying kudzu as a possible way to treat alcoholic cravings, by turning an extracted compound from the herb into a medical drug.[11] The mechanism for this is not yet established, but it may have to do with both alcohol metabolism and the reward circuits in the brain.
Kudzu also contains a number of useful isoflavones, including daidzein (an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent). Daidzin is a cancer preventive and is structurally related to genistein (an antileukemic agent). Kudzu is a unique source of the isoflavone puerarin. Kudzu root compounds can affect neurotransmitters (including serotonin, GABA, and glutamate.) It has shown value in treating migraine and cluster headaches.[12] It is recommended for allergies and diarrhea.[13]
Research in mice models suggests that kudzu is beneficial in women for control of some postmenopausal symptoms, such as hypertension and diabetes type II.[14]
In traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), where it is known as gé gen (Chinese: ??), kudzu is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It is used to treat tinnitus, vertigo, and Wei syndrome (superficial heat close to the surface).[citation needed]
Kudzu has traditionally been used as a remedy for alcoholism and hangover in China.[15] The root was used to prevent excessive consumption, while the flower was supposed to detoxify the liver and alleviate the symptoms afterwards.[16] Some TCM hangover remedies are marketed with kudzu as one of their active ingredients (e.g. Hangover Busters.)
It has also shown promise for treating Alzheimers' disease.[17][edit] StarchKuzumochi (??), Japanese style Kudzu starch cake (Katori city, Japan)
The roots contain starch, which has traditionally been used as a food ingredient in East Asia.
In Vietnam, the starch called b?t s?n dây is flavoured with pomelo oil and then used as a drink in the summer.[edit] Other uses
In the Southern United States, kudzu is used to make soaps, lotions, jelly, and compost.[18] In Japan, kudzu powder is used to make a sort of herbal tea called kuzuyu. It has even been suggested that kudzu may become a valuable asset for the production of cellulosic ethanol.[19]
The fiber is used traditionally[20] and has also been investigated for potential uses such as clothing, wallpaper, and paper.[21][22][edit] Negative effects
Scientists at the University of Virginia and State University of New York have discovered that the kudzu vine activates isoprene, nitric oxide, and nitrogen in a chemical reaction which produces ground-level ozone.[23][edit] Invasive speciesKudzu growing on shrubs[edit] Canada
Kudzu was discovered July 2009 in a small patch, 110 metres wide and 30 metres deep, on a south-facing slope on the shore of Lake Erie near Leamington, Ontario, about 50 kilometres southeast of Windsor.[24]
Ecologist Gerald Waldron made the Leamington find while walking along the beach. He spotted the kudzu instantly, having read about its destructive expansion in the southeastern United States.[citation needed][edit] United StatesMain article: Kudzu in the United States
Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 and is now common along roadsides and other disturbed areas throughout most of the southeastern United States. Kudzu has been spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres (61,000 ha) annually.[citation needed][edit] Other countries
During World War II, kudzu was introduced to Vanuatu and Fiji by United States Armed Forces to serve as camouflage for equipment.[citation needed] It is now a major weed.
Kudzu is also becoming a problem in northeastern Australia, and has been seen in isolated spots in Northern Italy (Lake Maggiore).[edit] Control[edit] Crown removal
For successful long-term control of kudzu, it is not necessary to destroy the entire root system, which can be quite large and deep. It is only necessary to use some method to kill or remove the kudzu root crown[25] and all rooting runners. The root crown is a fibrous knob of tissue that sits on top of the root (rhizome). Crowns form from vine nodes that root to the ground, and range from pea-size to basketball-size.[25] The older the crown, the deeper they tend to be found in the ground, because they are covered by sediment and plant debris over time. Nodes and crowns are the source of all kudzu vines, and roots cannot produce vines. If any portion of a root crown remains after attempted removal, the kudzu plant may grow back.Small kudzu crown severed from root using flexible pruning saw.
Mechanical methods of control involve cutting off crowns from roots, usually just below ground level. This immediately kills the plant. Cutting off vines is not sufficient for an immediate kill. It is necessary to destroy all removed crown material. Buried crowns can regenerate into healthy kudzu. Transporting crowns in soil removed from a kudzu infestation is one common way that kudzu "miraculously" spreads and shows up in unexpected locations.[edit] Mowing
Close mowing every week, regular heavy grazing for many successive years, or repeated cultivation may be effective, as this serves to deplete root reserves.[25] If done in the spring, cutting off vines must be repeated as regrowth appears to exhaust the plant's stored carbohydrate reserves. Cut kudzu can be fed to livestock, burned, or composted; strides have been made in using it for vehicle fuel as ethanol.[citation needed][edit] Grazing
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee has undertaken a trial program using goats and llamas that graze on the plant. As of 2007[update] the goats are grazing along the Missionary Ridge area in the east of the city.[26] Similar efforts to reduce widespread nuisance kudzu growth have also been undertaken in the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[27][edit] Fire
Prescribed burning is also used on old extensive infestations to remove vegetative cover and promote seed germination for removal or treatment. It is usually done to prepare for treatment of the root crowns.[28] Landscape equipment, such as a skid loader ("Bobcat"), can also remove biomass. While fire is not an effective way to kill kudzu,[25] equipment, such as skid loaders, can remove crowns and thereby kill kudzu with minimal disturbance of soil.[25]File:KudzuWV.jpgKudzu infestation along the Kanawha River in West Virginia.[edit] Herbicide
To properly manage kudzu, stem cutting should be immediately followed with the application of a systemic herbicide; for example, glyphosate,[29] Triclopyr,[29] or Tordon,[30] directly on the cut stem.[31] This process is an effective means of transporting the herbicide into the kudzu's extensive root system. The usage of herbicides can be combined with other methods of eradication and control, such as mowing, grazing, or burning, which can allow for an easier application of the chemical to the weakened plants.[32] When it comes to large-scale forestry infestations, soil-active herbicides have been shown to be highly effective.[31]
After initial herbicidal treatment, follow-up treatments and monitoring are usually necessary, depending on how long the kudzu has been growing in the area. It may require up to ten years of supervision, after the initial chemical placement, to make sure the plant does not return in the future.[33]
Herbicides which have been proven to be effective to control kudzu are claimed to be "rather safe to humans, but generally lethal on most plants."[34][edit] Fungi
Since 1998, the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has experimented with using the fungus Myrothecium verrucaria as a biologically-based herbicide against kudzu.[2] A diacetylverrucarol spray based on M. verrucaria works under a variety of conditions (including the absence of dew), causes minimal injury to many of the other woody plants in kudzu-infested habitats, and takes effect fast enough that kudzu treated with it in the morning starts showing evidence of damage by mid-afternoon.[2] Initial formulations of the herbicide produced toxic levels of trichothecene as a by-product, though the ARS discovered that growing M. verrucaria in a fermenter on a liquid instead of a solid diet limited or eliminated the problem.[2][edit] See also
    * Chinese herbology    * Daidzein    * Daidzin    * Puerarin

 

 

Where on earth did this come from? And why is it in there? Thanks - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM
open the vm, then the disk properties, and then do Mount


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:14 AM, civilwarrock <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: civilwarrock

civilwarrock wrote:
blah38621 wrote:

You can mount a vmware disk, and map it to a drive letter through the UI. Once it's mounted, all you have to do is add or remove files as needed.

Ok so here kind of a stupid question, how do I mount a vmware disk and map it to a drive letter, and then add or remove files? Thanks blah38621 - Matt

Ok let me refraze that, I have VMWare workstation, and other software but what software do I need and can you tell me how to do it? Thanks - Matt

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Jan 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM
mterwoord wrote:
open the vm, then the disk properties, and then do Mount


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:14 AM, civilwarrock <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: civilwarrock

civilwarrock wrote:
blah38621 wrote:

You can mount a vmware disk, and map it to a drive letter through the UI. Once it's mounted, all you have to do is add or remove files as needed.

Ok so here kind of a stupid question, how do I mount a vmware disk and map it to a drive letter, and then add or remove files? Thanks blah38621 - Matt

Ok let me refraze that, I have VMWare workstation, and other software but what software do I need and can you tell me how to do it? Thanks - Matt

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ok so I opened Workstation and selected Cosmos and hit the VM tab and hit properties and went under Hard Disk and there is no mount option, even in Player there is not, am I in the wrong spot? I would really like to be able to edit this virtual filesystem so I can add/remove files. =(. Thanks - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM
> ok so I opened Workstation and selected Cosmos and hit the VM tab and
> hit properties and went under Hard Disk and there is no mount option,
> even in Player there is not, am I in the wrong spot? I would really like
> to be able to edit this virtual filesystem so I can add/remove files.

Download the free vmware disk mounting tool.
Jan 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

It's in there because kudzu needed something to test with :P

Jan 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM
kudzu wrote:
> ok so I opened Workstation and selected Cosmos and hit the VM tab and
> hit properties and went under Hard Disk and there is no mount option,
> even in Player there is not, am I in the wrong spot? I would really like
> to be able to edit this virtual filesystem so I can add/remove files.

Download the free vmware disk mounting tool.

Ok so I can mount disks and create a new disk, but how do I edit the disks? Thanks - Matt

Jan 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM
mount a disk and use the mounted driveletter to change?

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM, civilwarrock <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: civilwarrock

kudzu wrote:
> ok so I opened Workstation and selected Cosmos and hit the VM tab and
> hit properties and went under Hard Disk and there is no mount option,
> even in Player there is not, am I in the wrong spot? I would really like
> to be able to edit this virtual filesystem so I can add/remove files.

Download the free vmware disk mounting tool.

Ok so I can mount disks and create a new disk, but how do I edit the disks? Thanks - Matt

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Jan 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM
mterwoord wrote:
mount a disk and use the mounted driveletter to change?

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM, civilwarrock <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: civilwarrock

kudzu wrote:
> ok so I opened Workstation and selected Cosmos and hit the VM tab and
> hit properties and went under Hard Disk and there is no mount option,
> even in Player there is not, am I in the wrong spot? I would really like
> to be able to edit this virtual filesystem so I can add/remove files.

Download the free vmware disk mounting tool.

Ok so I can mount disks and create a new disk, but how do I edit the disks? Thanks - Matt

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I tried to get the utility but it wont install, at all just says the installation failed, I am running windows 7 64bit. There has to be a easier way to do this =(. I kind of want to be able to add/remove files in the filesystem on the virtual disk so I can test my script enigne. Guess ill have to wait until FAT write support. Thanks for the help - Matt