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

From: Ottavio
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] raw image to bootable hard disk
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:40:38 +0000

On 25 November 2011 12:40, Tim Fletcher <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

For safety I'd mount the image on Unix host, then `dd`  the mounted
directory on the target drive.


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