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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: making a raw disk image

From: Jim C. Brown
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: making a raw disk image
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 11:50:02 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:16:42AM -0300, Andr? Braga wrote:
> 2005/7/22, U n d e r a c h i e v e r EMAIL HIDDEN:
> > Jim C. Brown did not write:
> > thanks -- whilst that's not exactly the answer I want
> > 
> > oh, to bite the bullet and kills windows then?
> If it's the first partition on the disk, just use dd to copy from the
> beginning of the drive up to the last sector of the partition and dump
> this on a file. Use that file as a raw image. The relevant part on
> number of sectors will be on the MBR. For tidyness, run fdisk on that
> image and delete the other partition entries.
> If it's not... Then I'm out of ideas :)

The technique I gave works perfectly well even if the partition is not the first

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