Adding a bootloader to a Windows partition image
On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 02:38:54AM -0500, Doug wrote:
> On 03/06/2011 01:05 AM, Joel Roth wrote:
> >I installed kvm-qemu and enabled virtualization in BIOS.
> >Now, I have a Windows partition I'd like to fiddle.
> >It was produced thusly:
> > dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=windows_partition
> >Entering this command
> > qemu --enable-kvm windows_partition
> >opens a black window with the "booting" message.
> >Of course, it needs a boot loader. I tried this:
> > grub-install windows_partition
> >But this fails with:
> > Format of install_device not recognized.
> > INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.
> >Can someone suggest or point a reference to help me
> >create a bootable partition?
> >A LILO solution would be okay, too.
> A message I wrote in reply to a question on the Kubuntu list may be
> of some help.
> The message is called "Install Win98 on /dev/sda4" and does not
> actually install
> Windows to /dev/sda4, but to /sdb1. And it's XP, not 98. Anyway,
> since it is frowned
> on to cross-post, I will tell you that the message was posted
> 03/06/2011 at 12:28 AM,
> so you can look for it there. (The earlier post was by Jerry Lapham
> at 03/05/2011
> at 8:14 PM. He decided to use XP, which is what I had done.)
Ron Johnson added:
What I want really, is to copy GRUB to the boot record
to the **partition image**, so I can say.
qemu --enable-kvm windows_partition_image
What I just thought of would be to use grub-install
with the correct parameters to a real partition,
then dd it to the partition image.
> Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides.
> --A. M. Greeley
Yow! For a contemporary flavor I could add:
...by guns sold to drug cartels under the watchful eyes of ATF
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