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Re: [Qemu-devel] block device loopback

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] block device loopback
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 17:31:13 +0100
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> The aim of this driver is quite similar to the loop driver but instead of
> "emulating" a partition, it emulates a IDE Hard Drive and give an access to
> it via /dev/vdX and it's partition via /dev/vdXpY.
> Perhaps you will wonder why i use the qemu's mailing-list for this problem
> : - i don't know exactly where i can find a way to achieve this project ; -
> i wonder how you read your hda.disk without using qemu ;

I'd be surprised if this problem wasn't already fixed by the kernel 
device-mapper infrastructure.

I also think this list is the wrong place to discuss this. There's nothing 
qemu specific about it.

> - i would like to know how qemu fix the virtual drive property inside the
> virtual machine (cylinders, sectors, etc...) ;

qemu doesn't know or care about the contents of the image. It's entirely up to 
the guest OS.


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