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[Qemu-devel] Re: Using Qemu to install Linux in a Windows XP

From: Ronald
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: Using Qemu to install Linux in a Windows XP
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 17:34:51 +0100
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

Le Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:40:22 -0500, Brett Bonfield a écrit :

> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 22:46:59 +0100, Fabrice Bellard <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Brett Bonfield wrote:
>>  > [...]
>> > Also, would you consider making QEMUMenu.bat work with "dd for Win32"
>> > as well as it works with Zitu's program. dd for Win32 is available
>> > here: http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite/dd.htm
>> >
>> > The advantage it has over mkqemuimage.exe is that it can make any size
>> > images, at least so far as I can tell. The logic John Newbigin emailed
>> > goes as follows:
>> Then why not fixing mkqemuimage.exe to do that too ?
>> Fabrice.
> I hope I didn't offend anyone and I definitely didn't mean to imply that
> dd for Win32 was somehow better than mkqemuimage.exe. Honestly, I don't
> know anything about mkqemuimage--someone on the Mepis forum suggested
> using dd so I investigated how to do that on Windows. Is there a good
> reason to use mkqemuimage instead of dd for Win32? I have no idea how to
> adjust mkqemuimage so that it meets my needs, but if someone else wants to
> take on that project I suspect I'm one of many people who would be
> grateful.
> Brett

Is there a particular reason to not use qemu-img.exe?
mkqemuimage is perhaps much simpler to use but have this 2G limit and only
output raw images.

Anyway this is a nice tool that have been created for making empty images
to use with qemu on windows instead of borrowing one from another project.  

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