Clemens Kolbitsch wrote:
i've been trying around for quite some time now trying to start qemu without
the graphic screen... can someone tell me exactly what I'm supposed to do??
i want to redirect the output of my i386 debian linux to my host-console (also
a i386 debian) to fully see the output of a kernel panic (see previous
messages i have posted).
i'm starting qemu:
qemu -hda myimage -boot c -kernel-kqemu -kernel mykernel -initrd
myinitrd -append "root=/dev/hda1 console=/dev/ttyS0" -nographic
after tons of trial-and-error i finally got my system to boot, however, the
login-screen is not displayed (i see all output of the starting system up
until the ">>login:"). how do i connect to the serial line now to get to the
Add this to /etc/inittab in the guest system:
co:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty ttyS0 9600 vt100-nav
Without that it's only going to put the login prompts on the (now
hidden) virtual consoles.
The (emulated) hardware display still exists, it's just not shown. I use
just such a setup for a Win2000 virtual-machine that's accessible by
VNC. I've had issues with QEMU's own VNC server (it crashes with a core
dump on disconnection, and no-one on the list was remotely interested)
so instead I run UltraVNC within Win2000 and connect to that instead.
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