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Re: [Qemu-devel] What happened to linuxppc-img from Freeoszoo

From: jeebs
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] What happened to linuxppc-img from Freeoszoo
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:12:43 -0500

"Jim C. Brown"
>> Late last year, QEMU reworked the disk geometry, and that can confuse old
>> disk images.  The images expect an old style and the newer qemu offers a
>> different geometry.
> No, the geometry reported by 0.7.0 (which sees the disk properly and can
> mount
> partition) and CVS (which can't see the partition table) are the same.

Right... But most of the images on FreeOSZoo were done using the *old*
version of qemu, where the geometry is different.

That means the geometry on the images may not be what newer versions of qemu

That's why I was asking what the date of the image was.

> For the record, images I've used since qemu 0.5.2 still work fine with
> CVS.
> (I only use raw images though.)

That's good for you.

But some don't.

The ReactOS image is a case I tested myself.  When I saw it reported on the
qemu forum, it was small enough that I spent a few minutes downloading it to
test it.

And newer versions of qemu most definetly would not handle it.  Older 
versions (before the geometry change) could, though.

> Actually, the reason that linux-ppc.img broke was due to a hack for
> darwin/ppc.

I didn't know.

But I did know that a lot of the images on there are older ones that may
have problems like reactos did, which is why I said that somebody needed to
actually test each one, just to make sure they still work.

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