Antecipated excuses if what I'm about to post is poorly worded, has already been answered or is in any other way inappropriate for the forum.
My question is simple: is there a known recipe to make any Linux flavor boot up from a VHD virtual disk image file?
Some context for this query has already been posted to UbuntuForums, but unfortunately the thread was closed before it got any relevant answers.
Notwithstanding, I just found a personal message containing encouraging info which I'll just transcribe here:
LINUX-VHD for UBUNTU, ARCH, Fedora, OpenSuse, Mageia. (Chinese)
[教程] LINUX-VHD 系统的制作方法 UBUNTU, ARCH, Fedora, OpenSuse, Mageia 五种
http://bbs.wuyou.net....ead&tid=336079 [MANGLED URL, IRRETRIEVABLE!]
\[WUBI\] KLOOP: boot UBUNTU from img and vhd
KLOOP is a new method to boot UBUNTU (Fedora, ARCH, OpenSuse, Mageia) from fixed img and fixed vhd.
It is based on the command 'kpartx' and using loop device as /, so I named it KLOOP (Kpartx+LOOP).
If you want to try it, click on the following :
download and decompress the file 'mydracut-English.zip', and read the file 'mydracut/ubuntu-kloop/readme-KLOOP-UBUNTU.txt' or 'mydracut/fedora-kloop/readme-KLOOP-FEDORA.txt'.[/font]
Sadly, the Baidu link doesn't have the English zip file available for download anymore, only a 'mydracut.zip' with Chinese instructions too complex for my extremely limited linguistic and computational capabilities; so I decided to post it here, where it is bound to at least stir some interest, in order to avoid a possible good solution going to waste....
Any help, info and/or links highly appreciated.
Edited by Porfyr, 25 July 2015 - 03:48 PM.