Subject: Re: linux domU's and partitioning
To: None <>
From: Sarton O'Brien <>
List: port-xen
Date: 12/04/2006 17:12:14
On Monday 04 December 2006 14:23, Daniel Carosone wrote:
>  =C2=A0A virtual block device can't be partitioned in the Linux domain as
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0it is in the NetBSD domain. This means that each partition t=
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0will be available in the Linux system have to be exported fr=
om the
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0domain0 system.
> This appears to be untrue, at least for gentoo xen kernels.
> I have a disk image file

I'm pretty sure the documentation is referring to a virtual block device=20
whereas you are referring to a vnd pseudo device.

An image file can contain all required information to effectively mimic an=
entire disk. This can't be said for a single physical slice.