qemu tutorial?

Tim Kellers kellers at njit.edu
Sun Nov 13 04:57:37 GMT 2005

On Saturday 12 November 2005 11:31 pm, P.U.Kruppa wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, Tim Kellers wrote:
> > I'm feeling a bit _thick_ here.  I can seem to get through my brain the
> > process of creating an .img file with qemu that will boot.
> >
> > I can create the .img file, but how do I get an OS on it?
> >
> > I've got a feeling this is a simple thing, but I'm apparently too simple
> > to see the path to a bootable image disk.
> >
> > Could someone point me to a "Howto" for creating bootable .img files for
> > qemu?
> This actually is a howto for qemu on Ubuntu Linux, but if you
> skip the Ubuntu specific installation part, it describes how to
> get win2k running
> http://codepoets.co.uk/docs/qemu_windows2000_on_ubuntu_linux_howto
> Hope that helps,
> Uli.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Tim Kellers

Wow!  Thanks for that URL.  I popped my XP CD into the drive, ran the command 
"qemu -hda qemu_basic.img -cdrom /dev/cd0 -boot d -win2k-hack -m 256"

and Voila, XP is installing!

I do have dd(1) images of my Windows laptops and I was hoping I could use one 
of those files to simply boot the emulator into XP, but I think that project 
will have to wait until another day.

Now if I can just get qemu to emulate my Apple IIGS :-)


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