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Re: can't boot a Debian on QEMU-mips virtual machine, could be initrd or root device problems


On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 06:30:32PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> > # 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 ?

No. One of the oddities of QEMU's malta that nobody was able to write a
working bootloader for it. OP is doing it the only way that's possible.