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RE: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Add VMX guest quick start in user manual.

To: "Andi Kleen" <ak@xxxxxxx>, "You, Yongkang" <yongkang.you@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Add VMX guest quick start in user manual.
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 14:35:36 -0000
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> > +\item {\bfseries Make the file system and install grub}\\ 
> > +{\scriptsize {\tt \# ln -s /dev/loop0 /dev/loop\\ \# losetup 
> > +/dev/loop0 hd.img\\ \# losetup -o 16384 /dev/loop1 hd.img\\
> An easier/cleaner way to handle partitioning on loop is to 
> use kpartx from multipath-tools. It sets up device mapper in 
> a way that you can access all the partitions easily.

I'd recommend using lomount, which is in the xen tree (borrowed from

kpartx only works on recent distros, and installing it manually is far
from trivial.


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