x86 emulators that can handle partition devices instead of slices.

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 13:58:57 UTC 2007

I have two hard drives in my machine (ad8, ad10), ad10 is the system
disk, ad8 has a few GB of swap at the end and 2 fat32 partitions.
Mostly I'm using the fat partitions for a windows install to use as
the base for WINE, but occasionally I'll want to install software, or
run something directly in Windows. In these cases it'd be nice not to
have to reboot. Is it possible to set up an emulator to either use
/dev/ad8 or /dev/ad8s1, could I give it a CD device (only when on) as

I found that the former was not possible in Bochs, and I read some
stuff on QEmu in the logs, so I figured I'd ask here before I put a
lot of time into it (i.e. I'll try with no response or some "I don't
knows", but if I get a "can't be done", then I won't waste my time).

Thank you,
-Jim Stapleton

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