On 01/05/2012 08:11 AM, Philip Rhoades wrote:
On 2012-01-05 21:05, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 10:27:29AM +0200, Dor Laor wrote:
>> 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
>> >>You may be able to do what you want by attaching a whole disk to the
>> >>guest, instead of just the partition.
Not possible in my situation - I want to be able to dual boot OR run
Windows 7 as a guest using the same partition install.
Won't work, in general, because your virtual machine will present
different hardware to Windows than the native dual boot, and Windows is
super-finicky about being booted on the same hardware every time.
So if I understand this correctly - it IS possible to (easily) do what I
want with Xen but NOT kvm?
No. It's not possible to do what you want with either solution (at
least, not possible while still being above the law with Microsoft
Eric Blake eblake(a)redhat.com +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org