Bug#425634: qemu: Images >4GB formatted with raw produce errors
Guillem Jover <[hidden email]> wrote:
> That does not make it grave, if it works with other operating
> systems or other image types:
Did you check this?
An Etch installation with vanilla 220.127.116.11 kernel started to produce
disk errors and later damaged my VM's xfs filesystem beyond xfs_repair.
I was unable to recreate a VM, the etch installer failed to partition
the hard drive. After a few trials I got it to partition the drive and
install. It worked for a few weeks with lots of xfs errors in the logs.
I tried this with real hard drives and disk images.
I'm currently installing etch in a image file smaller 4GB, no errors.
- not only windows
- breaks existing VMs! Data loss!