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Does anyone know if it's possible to point qemu at an existing partition, rather than a virtual machine file? If i were to do something like: Code: qemu -hda /dev/hdb9 ...
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    Qemu query


    Does anyone know if it's possible to point qemu at an existing partition, rather than a virtual machine file? If i were to do something like:

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    qemu -hda /dev/hdb9 -cdrom /dev/dvd -boot d -m 256
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    Yep it should work fine. I have done it, or rather watched someone do it in the past. Make sure you use the kernel acceleration module else it will be slooooow.

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    Yeah, it works - at least it does for livecd's. But remember, not -hda /dev/hdb9 but -hda /dev/hdb

    you may also have to be root, depending on the permissions of /dev/hdb.

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