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Re: [Xen-users] Add floppy image to pv domain

To: Laszlo Budai <laszlo@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Add floppy image to pv domain
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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:49:28 +0700
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On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 2:27 AM, Laszlo Budai <laszlo@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> James Harper wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Is it possible add a floppy image to a paravirtualized domain?
>> Depending on what you want to do with it, a file: based block device
>> with a floppy disk sized image (eg 1440k) may suffice. Otherwise, no, I
>> don't think it's supported. I can't imagine that the 'market' for such a
>> feature would be that great :)
> I you did check my previous post, a file based block device was what I was
> trying to do. But for the paravirtualized domain did not work. I'm curious
> to know why. It is not possible, or I've made mistakes in the config file?

I'm guessing that's because HVM and PV uses different method to
provide some devices. For example, in the old days a GUI console is
only available on HVM domU.

If you simply want to access data on that floppy image, mapping it as
another hard disk (e.g. xvdb) should do.


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