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Posted: Aug. 18 2005,21:29 QUOTE

What an EXCELLENT idea!

If the DSL embedded "harddisk" was a qcow image instead of a fixed size 60MB image, you could free up a lot of unused space on your Pendrive.

The only downside that I can think of is this:

Can you mount a qcow image file from inside Native DSL?

I know that it is possible to mount a standard image file from inside native DSL (when not running embedded) because this is how the "5-way" installations work today.

If it is possible to mount a qcow loop image from within the DSL kernel, this would be a win-win situation.

Otherwise, it would be impossible to use a qcow image with a "5-way" install of DSL-Native/DSL-Embedded
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Posted: Aug. 19 2005,09:00 QUOTE

i've done some reading up on the subject and no you can't mount qcow images :/
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Posted: Aug. 19 2005,18:27 QUOTE

>1) The only easy way to save your work using qemu is to save it >on the hdb image (the "qemu\harddrive" file).

WRONG the easy way is to use the qemu savevm ie... save virtual machine state option and then use loadvm to load it.... also you make make a hard disk image of any size and save your backups pkgs whatever to it... just like /hdb... you have to be root to copy files to virtual drives like hdb so maybe you should sudo chown dsl /mnt/hdb. For more help with embedded see forums as well
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