paul cooke paul.cooke100 at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue May 3 17:58:22 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 03 May 2005 15:33, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 01:13:48PM +1000, Russell Cook wrote:
> > Hi has anyone been using qemu to run other OS? I've successfully
> > installed Windows XP in a qemu session, but can't get it to reboot. It
> > hangs on the "Booting from Hard Disk..." line with not other output. I
> > know the OS is written to the disk as I've rebooted windows within the
> > qemu session and it's reloaded (and not from the CD) so I'm not sure what
> > to "fix".
> I'm curious how you got it to work. I created a blank disk
> image using bximage, then ran qemu with the appropriate
> switches and pointed it at the new disk image and an ISO
> image of a Win2K CD. The 2K installer started working
> properly, but it quickly gave me an error message saying
> that it couldn't find a hard disk.
> If you don't mind, could you pass along the steps you've
> taken to get qemu working with Windows images?

this article has some helpfull pointers... It's how I got 98SE sorted out 
using QEMU.


ignore the compiling bits... and there's some extra info further down which 
you will need to follow (allows you to use the CD rather than an image for 
installing from).

Don't know about win2K or XP, but 98SE works fine.

One of the poste4rs in that thread reports success with win2k by following the 

ps, I've never been able to set my 'timer' to 1024Hz... the command line 
doesn't work for Ubuntu. Does anyone know what it should be?

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