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Re: [Qemu-discuss] raw image to bootable hard disk

From: Tim Fletcher
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] raw image to bootable hard disk
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:40:28 +0000

On Tue, 2011-11-22 at 16:07 -0500, Dennis chua wrote:
> Hello to All.
> Is there a way to transfer a qemu raw image file to a boot drive of a
> physical machine?
> I would like to take a VM based on a raw image file and "reimage" it
> to a hard disk on a separate physical machine, perhaps by simply using
> dd and a transfer media such as a USB stick. The receiving physical
> should then boot with the copied image and present an actualized
> instance of the VM.
> While searching the web, I commonly see ways to go the opposite
> direction: from a physical disk to qemu raw file that a VM can then
> use. But I haven't found tips that meet my needs.

Unless I am really misunderstanding the problem can't you just dd the
raw image on to the physical drive?

Tim Fletcher <address@hidden>

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