x86 emulators that can handle partition devices instead of slices.

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 21:48:23 UTC 2007

On 12/02/07, Jim Stapleton <stapleton.41 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jim Stapleton wrote:
. . .
> > >  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
> > > well?
> > >
. . .
> > Jim,
> >       Emulators (at least vmware, qemu) should treat partitions
> > transparently. I don't think that they can understand BSD slices as
> > there isn't an option to load or read BSD slices in the config section
> > of the emulators I've used IIRC.
> > Cheers,
> > -Garrett
> I figured that /should/ be teh case, but after my experience with
> Bochs and it being very confused, I figured I should just ask. So,
> then if the DOS parition is /dev/ad8s1, then I should be able to link
> it to /dev/ad8s1 in the config, or should I link it to /dev/ad8?

I would suspect you hand it what winders would want
to see, in this case /dev/ad8 or (maybe) /dev/ad8c. I
expect that winders will not get along well with being
handed a (pre-existing) slice and told it is a disk.


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