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Re: [Qemu-devel] installing a boot loader into the disk images

From: Tim
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] installing a boot loader into the disk images
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 10:25:53 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040818i

> I found some nice utilities to make a HD image from a a dir, and another one 
> for mounting the image on the host, however they are not enough. I need a way 
> to partition the HD image, and decide which partition will be (ext3 or swap 
> for example), and most importat: I need to install from the host a boot 
> loader on the HD image.
> The last one is really tricky since last time I tried, lilo did not want to 
> use a file, but it insisted on a real device. I did not try grub yet.

Well, you can always boot the blank image in conjunction with a boot
floppy/cd and just do a normal install.

On the other hand, if you are really really wanting to do it from the
host OS, I have found this link handy:



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