Many thanks for your reply that it isn't possible, I was about to spend
many more hours banging the head against the wall.
I guess the only solution for my goal is to learn cross-compiling and build
-stable sets for octeon on amd64.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:09 PM, <mail+li...@m.jwh.me.uk> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-m...@openbsd.org [mailto:owner-m...@openbsd.org] On
> > Behalf Of soko.tica
> > Sent: 09 September 2016 11:09
> > To: misc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Install octeon on Qemu question(s)
> > Hello,
> > I am unsucesfully trying to install octeon on Qemu (I have managed to
> > install it on Ubiquity edge router Lite, but I need a qemu guest for
> > updating the router as needed).
> > After much trouble, i have managed to alter miniroot for booting via
> > serial, if that was needed at all.
> > ===
> > # vnconfig vnd0
> > miniroot60.fs
> > # mount /dev/vnd0i /mnt
> > # ls -lh /mnt
> > total 16672
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 8.1M Jul 29 08:32 bsd.rd
> > # mkdir /mnt/etc
> > # echo 'set tty
> > com0'>/mnt/etc/boot.conf
> > # umount /mnt
> > # vnconfig -u vnd0
> > ===
> > I'm trying to install miniroot.fs according to the instructions from
> > /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/qemu, but I am always getting the
> > I
> > don't understand, e.g.:
> > ===
> > $ qemu-system-mips64 -m 512 -serial stdio -hda octeon.img -hdb
> > miniroot60.fs ->
> > WARNING: Image format was not specified for 'miniroot60.fs' and probing
> > guessed raw.
> > Automatically detecting the format is dangerous for raw images,
> > write operations on block 0 will be restricted.
> > Specify the 'raw' format explicitly to remove the restrictions.
> > qemu-system-mips64: Could not load MIPS bios 'mips_bios.bin', and no
> > -kernel argument was specified
> > $ qemu-system-mips64 -m 512 -serial stdio -hda octeon.img format=raw -
> > hdb
> > miniroot60<
> > qemu-system-mips64: -hda octeon.img: drive with bus=0, unit=0 (index=0)
> > exists
> > ===
> > Please point to what should I do to accomplish it, I have already wasted
> > too much time on it.
> > Thanks in advance.
> You can't emulate Octeon with QEMU. You also need more than that to
> a MIPS64 board, it isn't x86.