On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 10:18:31PM +1000, Brett Mahar wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:15:59 -0400
> Steve Litt <sl...@troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> | Hi all,
> | 
> | Has anyone gotten qemu to install a Linux vm on OpenBSD5.5, 64bit?
> Hi Steve,
> There's a readme that is installed when you install the qemu package, you 
> should check that out. I had opensuse running a while ago (lots of the other 
> linux distributions would not work). What I did was:
> After creating .img file:
> $ ulimit -d 2000000
> $ qemu -m 1300 -no-acpi -monitor stdio -no-fd-bootchk -hda virtual.img -cdrom 
> openSUSE-11.4-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso -boot d
> Then when you get to the installer screen, select f4[kernel version]>safe 
> mode; F3[graphics]>vesa
> Once installed and virtual disk compressed, normal booting works with:
> $ qemu -m 1300 -no-acpi -no-fd-bootchk -hda virtual.img
> then selecting failsafe mode to boot into a console (no x11) desktop. If you 
> want a graphical desktop
> environment, choose failsafe mode and then delete "nomodeset x11 failsafe" 
> from the boot arguments.
> This would need to be adjusted for newer qemu, command line options I used 
> recently with pcbsd were:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -m 256 -cdrom 
> PCBSD10.0.2-RELEASE-06-20-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso pcbsd-qemu.img 
> launch:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1200 -display gtk -vga std -sdl -hda pcbsd-qemu.img
> Brett.

Thanks a lot.  I will try that too because I had problems with 
Linux distributions too.  Maybe, this 'Damn Small Linux' thing might be 
usable... .  Gentoo booted, too (the install iso), but I don't want to 
waste my entire life compiling linux stuff inside qemu. 

However, I got MINIX up and running within qemu (the system compiles 
inside the qemu box without any problems) and of course, OpenBSD runs 
inside qemu, too.  

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