qemu wont boot ubuntu

Paul S paulatgm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 19:28:05 UTC 2007

What's the trick to boot an ubuntu disk in qemu?

I've tried as follows:

paul :~/Desktop$ sudo qemu -boot d -m 492 -soundhw es1370 -cdrom 
./gutsy-desktop-i386.iso -hda /media/sda5/virtualhardriveTest.iso

It boots and starts loading, but gets stuck and drops to a busybox with 
the message:
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

There are no messages in the terminal.

I've had this on gutsy disks as well as a dell iso.


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