Nothing happens with Qemu
rakhesh at rakhesh.com
Mon Jul 30 05:21:45 UTC 2007
> Normally, QEMU uses SDL to display the VGA output. With this
> option, you can totally disable graphical output so that QEMU
> is a
> simple command line application. The emulated serial port is
> rected on the console. Therefore, you can still use QEMU to
> debug a
> Linux kernel with a serial console.
> But, I do not think you can run most (any?) installers like this,
> without the serial console being redirected to _something_, and
> if you're doing this over ssh, that default something may not be
> immediately visible.
Point. Which is why I even plugged in my monitor/ keyboard to the machine
and ran Qemu at the console (I also uncommented the line in /etc/tty to
enable console). Shouldn't that work then?
> Per above (not quoted) -cdrom /dev/acd0 might not work if
> the permissions are not set correctly on /dev/acd0. It is usually
> easier under qemu to use the downloaded image instead of
> burning to CD and all that. Or use dd to make a new image
> if you've already deleted it.
Yup, had read that somewhere. So tried with an image file instead of the
actual CD. No go. :-/
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