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

From: Alexander E. Patrakov
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: installing a boot loader into the disk images
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 12:56:58 +0600
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Tim wrote:
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:


You can also use EVMS to partition the loop device. This is a complete replacement of lomount. But it's like (as Russians say) shooting sparrows from a big cannon.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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