Re: can't boot a Debian on QEMU-mips virtual machine, could be initrd or root device problems
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:30:32 +0200
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: can't boot a Debian on QEMU-mips virtual machine, could be initrd or root device problems
Alan Tu wrote:
> I installed Debian inside a virtual disk image.
>From outside qemu ? That could be tricky because being unusual.
Last time i installed a virtual Debian, i did something like this:
# Create virtual disk as data file
qemu-img create debian_vm_disk.qemu 32G
# Start qemu to install Debian from netinst ISO
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 512 \
-net nic \
-hda debian_vm_disk.qemu \
-cdrom debian-9.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso \
I just tested this. A graphics window comes up, a boot loader menu appears
and offers "Graphical install", "Install", "Advanced options", ...
(I think i used "Install". It was a Debian 8 ISO which i then converted
into a Debian Sid. More than two years ago ...)
> # qemu-system-mips -m 2048 -rtc base=localtime -boot order=c
> -nographic -hda debian_mips32b.img -kernel vmlinux-4.9.0-6-4kc-malta
> -append "root=/dev/sda1"
Shouldn't there be a bootloader installed in debian_mips32b.img ?
Maybe you first need to find somebody who has a Debian installed on mips.
So you could learn how it roughly has to look like.
"qemu-system-mips" ... 32 bit big-endian ? A virtual SGI Iris ? Oh nostalgy.
Have a nice day :)