Re: help exporting files from guest to host in QEMU....

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On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 09:49:43PM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:

Dear Debianists,

I have a few questions about QEMU. I posted a query a while
back about loading cdrom image files into Windows 98 (guest)
running under QEMU with Debian Etch r1 (AMD64) as the underlying

I followed the helpful recipes and I loaded some software on to
Windows 98 and was happy with the result.

Thanks for the help.

There is one thing that I am not so sure about however.

How are you supposed to export files out of the Windows 98 guest
environment in to the Linux file tree?

If you were to copy the file to a “cdrom” in the guest environment
would that end up producing an iso file in the Linux environment?

Or is there a simpler method to get files out of the guest environment
to the host one?

There are ways to write files from the guest environment to the Linux
disk but there is a warning about data corruption if you aren't

I am looking for a relatively safe and simple way to get files created
with software in the guest environment into the host area.

Comments and suggestions welcome.


Michael Fothergill

Well, I'm not sure if this would work, but can't you just loop mount the
image file as you would an ISO type file? Again, I'm not sure if it
works, but it's definitely worth a try.

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