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Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows 2000 partition full solution?

From: Johannes Schindelin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows 2000 partition full solution?
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 15:18:54 +0100 (CET)


On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Patrick Ale wrote:

> I created the disk image with: dd if=/dev/zero of=w2k.img bs=1M
> count=8096 (to create a 8GB disk).
> Now, I tried reïnstalling Windows 2000 again but now with: dd
> if=/dev/zero of=w2k.img bs=4096 count=2000000 and now it does work!

If that is really the reason, then W2K probably tries to access a few
bytes after the current block... I don't have W2K, but maybe someone could
investigate (by putting debug messages into the block layer), if W2K does

> Further I'd like to state that whenever you have a patch or bugfix
> which needs extensive testing  I'd be more than happy to help testing
> out and stuff.

Good to know!


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