Subject: Re: linux domU's and partitioning
To: Sarton O'Brien <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-xen
Date: 12/04/2006 10:55:40
On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 05:12:14PM +1100, Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> On Monday 04 December 2006 14:23, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> >   A virtual block device can't be partitioned in the Linux domain as
> >    it is in the NetBSD domain. This means that each partition that
> >    will be available in the Linux system have to be exported from the
> >    domain0 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 
> 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.

A physical slice can also be sub-partitionned when used as virtual disk.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference