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Re: [Qemu-devel] wishlist: new image format

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] wishlist: new image format
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:20:39 +0000
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On Tuesday 23 November 2004 09:30, Thomas Sattler wrote:
> Hi there ...
> Would it be possible to support squashfs images? I know a squashfs
> enabled kernel within the image is needed, but it will not be enough,
> qemu needs to know how to handle/boot this image. Right?

No. qemu doesn't care what filesystem you use on the image.

Qemu just emulates the harddrive. Filesystem management is up to the guest 
operating system, just like a real machine. To boot from a squashfs partition 
you'll need a bootloader capable of reading squashfs, again just like a real 


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