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Re: [Libguestfs] vmdk support by libguestfs in RHEL and upstream

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:15:17AM +0100, Matthew Booth wrote:
> On 28/04/10 08:58, Yufang Zhang wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > As we are doing plan for testing libguestfs, I have a question about
> > vmdk support for libguestfs. In Fedora 12, we can successfully manage a
> > vmdk image via guestfish(add -> run -> mkfs -> mount -> ...). But in
> > RHEL6, for qemu-kvm can not boot with a vmdk image, libguestfs can not
> > manage vmdk either.  So is it true that vmdk is only supported by
> > upstream libguestfs but not the version in RHEL6?  Thanks.
> I haven't looked specifically, but it's more likely that qemu in RHEL 6
> beta has been compiled without vmdk support. libguestfs itself doesn't
> know anything about vmdk.

As Matt says, qemu-kvm in RHEL 6 will be compiled without support for
VMDK.  RHEL 6 will support just: raw partitions, qcow2, host devices
and host CD/DVD-ROM drives.

Also as Matt said, this doesn't matter because we download the raw
("Flat") files from ESX.


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