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Re: Installing a NetBSD DomU on a file-backed disk

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:09:55AM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Manuel Bouyer 
> <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> wrote:
> > I guess a small ext2 partition with the config file and netbsd kernel
> > at the start of the virtual disk should be enough.
> >
> That's what I thought--and that's why I think I must be doing
> something wrong.  The instructions most applicable to my situation are
> these:
> http://wiki.prgmr.com/mediawiki/index.php/NetBSD_as_a_DomU
> Do note that I have no /dev/xvda as is mentioned there.

of course, this is a linux device.

> This system
> is setup without any partition table, just an ext3 filesystem.  By
> partition, did you mean slice in a disklabel or actual partition a la
> fdisk?

A slice in a disklabel should be enough. In fact, I fear the ext2 partition
has to start at offset 0 for pygrub to find it. hopefully ext2 has some room
for a disklabel at the start ...

If this doesn't work I fear you'll have to format the whole disk as a single
ext2 filesystem, with no partition at all (using /dev/xbd0d).

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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