On 01/03/2012 06:42 PM, Ian Pilcher wrote:
On 01/02/2012 03:38 AM, Emanuel Rietveld wrote:
> When you give qemu-kvm a partition to use as disk for a guest, it does
> exactly that. It uses the partition as a disk for the guest. So, the
> guest sees a *disk* while in the physical situation it's a *partition*.
> You may be able to do what you want by attaching a whole disk to the
> guest, instead of just the partition.
I've often thought that it should be possible to cook something up with
device manager -- essentially creating a "wrapper" that provides a MBR,
etc. around a Windows logical volume or partition. Might be a fun
project for someone.
I'm sure its possible to do that but it may require some hack of
presenting a the original MBR as some type of shadow one for the guest
or other trick. Ric, have you played w/ it?
> Caveat 2: You of course already know this, but Windows is not designed
> to be run in this configuration (same installation runs physical as well
> as virtual), so you may run into unexpected issues, even if you get it
> to work.
The biggest issue I would expect would be constant requests to
"reactivate" the Windows VM/system.
Right. Some versions of windows license (VLK) ignore that too.