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RE: [Xen-devel] raw floppy disk images

To: "Ian Jackson" <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] raw floppy disk images
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 09:55:05 +1000
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> James Harper writes ("[Xen-devel] raw floppy disk images"):
> > I remember reading on the list that there was a security problem
> > floppy disk images being probed for being in 'raw' format.
> There was but I fixed it by making floopy images always be expected to
> be in raw format.
> > What is the syntax for specifying a raw floppy disk image in the
> > xen? I've tried 'file:' etc but it doesn't seem to work...
> I think you should be able to say fda='/path/to/whatever'.  I haven't
> tested this.

When I try fda='/installmedia/sif/testdom.img' under 3.4.1 it tells me
it can't load the image. It used to work under 3.3.x

I converted my raw file to a qcow file and that worked perfectly, so the
behaviour is the opposite to what I expected and what you described...


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