[kwlug-disc] Converting a running Linux box to a Virtual Machine
John Van Ostrand
john at netdirect.ca
Sat May 15 13:21:57 EDT 2010
I didn't see tools like mkcdrec, mondo or proprietary tools like plate spin
I'm a hardcore grub command line guy so I'm not likely to use one of them
except if I have lots of vms to create.
The more user friendly tools may be helpful for people not comfortable with
drive partitioning math.
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Sent: Sat May 15 13:08:56 2010
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Converting a running Linux box to a Virtual
Thanks for all this. Worthy of a blog post for sure, so all can know.
On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote
9) Insert filesystem into a single disk
# this will take a while, but preserves sparseness
cp --sparse=always <(head -c 32256 disk.img ; cat fs.img)
Where did the number 32256 come from?
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