Russell Cook ruscook_oz at yahoo.com.au
Tue May 3 22:40:27 UTC 2005

Hi Steve,
as I said, I can do a full WinXP install, but not get qemu to reload if
I close the session.

The command line I used is 
qemu -user-net -hda winxp  -cdrom /home/data/files/WindowsXPSP2.iso
-boot d
-hda  image file winxp (I'm in the directory where that file is), as
hard disk a (or 0,0) as the ide disk.
-cdrom use as iso image (my WinXP cd as an iso file - not mounted) as
the windows XP install CD
-boot d use the hard disk to boot from.

When this was running I did a savevm before shutting down, in the hope
that using the disk image and a memory image would enable the boot to
work. It didn't :-(

Anyway the commandline I used for this was:
qemu -user-net -hda winxp  -loadvm savwinxp1
-cdrom /home/data/files/WindowsXPSP2.iso -boot d

I hope my copy of Vmware 5 (beta has run out) get's here soon as I need
access to a few windows things.

Hope this info is useful, let me know how you go.


On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 10:33 -0400, 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?
> Thanks,
> Steve
> -- 
> Stephen R. Laniel
> steve at laniels.org
> +(617) 308-5571
> http://laniels.org/
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