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Re: [Xen-devel] fdisk hard drive image

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 12:48:28PM +0100, Gonéri Le Bouder wrote:
> Hello list,
> Currently, i use a partition image to run my XenU (/dev/hda2) and "fdisk 
> -l" return nothing and can't open /dev/hda .
> I want to use a full hard drive image (not partition image) from my Xen0 
> as hda in my XenU. I want to be able to run fdisk on hda in my XenU to 
> list and regenerate partitions.
> I tried with this (/img is my hard drive image):
> disk = ['/img,hda,w']
> disk = ['phy:loop3,hda,w'], loop3 is /img attached to /dev/loop3 by 
> losetup.
> But, both don't work.
> Is it possible ?

THe block device isn't exported as an hard disk. Just as a block device
(like ram*, loop*).

If you want to use several filesystems over a single block device,
you'll have to use lvm.

Luciano Rocha

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