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Re: [Xen-users] create a partition on a file disk

  • To: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • From: "trilok nuwal" <tc.nuwal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:39:18 +0530
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This is beacuse i am not installing the OS in usual way. I want cloning of OS. Means i want to create a OS from an existing install os. So i have to make partition on this disk manually.

For para we done need any partitioning but to create an HVM domain we need  proper partitioning. Can you refer any documents to cone the inaslled OS from other machine.

I think preferabbly

i have to make atleast

Partition table
OS root
and grub install

Partition table will be requied because in HVM we export as a full disk. So OS itself will determine the partition table and  accorfingly i will configure fstab abnd grug.conf.

It looks complex to me. But i think there could be some way.


On 4/20/07, Petersson, Mats <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> trilok nuwal
> Sent: 20 April 2007 08:14
> To: Xen list
> Subject: [Xen-users] create a partition on a file disk
> Hi,
> I want to install a OS on file disk as HVM domain.
> I create a file disk useing dd and create a partition on top
> of this using fdisk. I want to create the file system on this
> partition. How i can do this, in google i found that using
> "losetup" we can do this.

Generally, when I want to do this, I use the partitioning tool inside
the install process of the guest. Say for example I want two partitions
in my Linux installation, I install Linux from CDROM, and I just create
a "/" and a "/home" partition in the user-interface for the installer.

Do you have a particular reason why you can't do it this way?


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