On 12/05/2009 08:27 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote: > Andre Robatino wrote: >> I've tried to create a F12 ppc guest in a F12 x86_64 host, using F12's >> Virtual Machine Manager and with qemu-system-ppc installed. It's >> reading a verified copy of Fedora-12-ppc-DVD.iso from the HDD. It fails >> with >> >> CDROM boot failure code : 0004 >> Boot failed: could not read the boot disk >> >> FATAL: No bootable device. >> >> (Screenshot attached.) At least this is an improvement over F11 which >> would generate a kernel failure instead. Is this supposed to work? The >> page >> >> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KVM_and_QEMU_merge >> >> claims that it is. >> > Were I you, I would take all the virtual "dumb it down" stuff out of the > picture, create a 6GB or so qcow2 device with qemu-img, then run the ppc > from the command line: > qemu-system-ppc64 -, 1200 -hda mydisk.img -cdrom install.iso -boot d > -net nic > look at the man page, those may not be exactly what you need for your > system. > > I have found that this works when more convenient tools don't, due > either to limitations in the tool or in the doc, or in my understanding. > > If this works it will point to the need to understand the convient tool > better. Good advice, I didn't know how to use QEMU on the command line. I tried making it work in the simplest way possible. The following works with an x86_64 image: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda Fedora_12_x86_64.img -cdrom Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso but the corresponding command for ppc qemu-system-ppc -hda Fedora_12_ppc.img -cdrom Fedora-12-ppc-DVD.iso fails with the error cd:0,\ppc\chrp\yaboot.conf: Unknown or corrupt filesystem Can't open config file Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.14 (Red Hat 1.3.14-23.fc12) Enter "help" to get some basic usage information boot: I tried creating the .img file in both qcow2 and the default raw format, and both the qemu-system-ppc and qemu-system-ppc64 commands.
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