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
> >>exactly that. It uses the partition as a disk for the guest. So,
> >>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
> >>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.
> >I've often thought that it should be possible to cook
> >device manager -- essentially creating a "wrapper" that provides a
> >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?
Xen used to synthesize an MBR in the guest.
As Ian asked above, it's possible to do this with device-mapper too,
although I doubt it's a good idea, but here's how you'd do it anyway:
So if I understand this correctly - it IS possible to (easily) do what
I want with Xen but NOT kvm?
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