Re: Adding a bootloader to a Windows partition image
On 03/06/2011 01:05 AM, Joel Roth wrote:
A message I wrote in reply to a question on the Kubuntu list may be of
The message is called "Install Win98 on /dev/sda4" and does not actually
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
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:
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.
at 8:14 PM. He decided to use XP, which is what I had done.)
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