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Re: [Qemu-devel] gentoo disk image for QEmu

From: Magnus Damm
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] gentoo disk image for QEmu
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 22:26:02 +0100


On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:55:36 +0100, Jérôme Bouat
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I would generate a Gentoo Linux disk image for QEmu.
> This source based Linux distro can be configurated to generate hardware
> specific binaries through its package management system.
> I previously tried with Bochs. Therefore, I wrote some scripts. The main
> part of the generation was made in a Linux chrooted environment on a
> real host which was compatible with the emulated host. The disk image
> generation was blocked by the boot loader installation step.

I'm not sure I understand your question. Is the problem that the
chrooted environment was unable to install a bootloader for the target

I've hacked up a filesystem manipulation tool that is available for download at:


The tool is actually a shell script and a small x86 distribution that
together are used to access filesystems independent of root access or
host kernel configuration. Needless to say, the tool depends on QEMU.
0.6.1 or newer.

I am not sure if the tool is of interest for you, but maybe it helps.

/ magnus

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