[vbox-dev] [PATCH] createrawvmdk: add raw disk image support

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Jul 4 10:10:55 PDT 2011

On 30.06.2011 11:18, Hideki EIRAKU wrote:
> Hi,
> The attached patch adds a new option '-rawdiskimage' to the createrawvmdk
> command. With this option, raw disk images can be used directly without
> loopback devices. I think this is useful for users who wants to run the same
> disk images on different virtual machine software. I tested on Ubuntu Linux,
> but I hope this simple patch works on other environments too.

I wonder why it needs to be so complicated... it can be determined 
automatically if the user is pointing to a regular file.

Pointing to a raw image is technically duplicating the functionality of 
"fixed" VMDK images, but I can see the value if your idea.


> This patch is under the MIT license.
> Hideki EIRAKU
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