QEMU - encrypted images

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Tue Jun 6 03:00:26 UTC 2006

Hello there,
this is a bit off topic (well, i'm running qemu under 6.1 and installing 6.1 in
the img... :) .not sure if I should email the port maintainer about this.

I created an image as follows:
qemu-img create -e -f qcow a.img 2GB

then i start qemu :
qemu -boot d -m 400  -cdrom /dev/cdrom -hda a.img

It goes straight into qemu's console, i enter a HD password as requested (*
chars replace everything i type). I press enter and the vm boots up as normal,
i can go to Ctrl-1 and Ctrl-2 with no problem.

BUT  the qemu console (ctrl-2) is completely useless. everything I type still
comes out as * , and there doesnt seem to be any actual response to what I type
(if I type help, and press enter. I would have expected at least a whole
screenfull of ******** coming up...not even that.. it seems like it's stuck in
password reading mode?

am I missing something ?


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