On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 01:39:12PM -0400, David C. Mores wrote:
Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>In addition to this, Windows won't work on an unpartitioned disk.
>There's a very hacky way to do it:
So does this mean that the ntfs partition on the physical disk looks
like a unpartitioned disk as presented by KVM to the guest OS?
How would one hook up the Windows partition to the VM?
Yes; and using the hacky technique described above. This is really a
shortcoming of Windows. Linux has no problem booting from a naked
Are you saying that this is what I should expect to encounter based
on your experiences with running the physical install as a VM?
Yes, my experiences doing P2V.
Is KVM technology evolution headed toward making the KVM represent
the actual physical hardware (chipset, IO devices, etc.)?
No, in fact the other direction. Emulating real hardware is tedious,
and more importantly emulated devices are much slower than
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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