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Re[2]: Building grub2 for use as a kernel on qemu

From: Shaun Reitan
Subject: Re[2]: Building grub2 for use as a kernel on qemu
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:30:27 +0000
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I guess the question is, should i be using i386-qemu? For kicks i just built a image using

./grub-mkstandalone -O i386-qemu -o grub2.img boot/grub/grub.cfg -d grub-core

and qemu will use it, however when i connect to the VNC console all i see is a bunch of colorful giberish.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Andrei Borzenkov" <address@hidden>
To: "Shaun Reitan" <address@hidden>; "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
Sent: 2017-02-02 12:01:58 AM
Subject: Re: Building grub2 for use as a kernel on qemu

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 6:25 AM, Andrei Borzenkov <address@hidden> wrote:

grub-mkimage -O i386-pc -c grub.cfg -o grub2.img at_keyboard configfile biosdisk ext2 linux serial halt minicmd terminal all_video cat echo gzio
 search linux16 normal disk test true fat memdisk tar ls sleep -p


Use grub-mkstandalone to create image that includes internal memory disk and place your config on this memory disk. Do not include your modules
 in image itself. By default grub-mkstandalone adds all available
modules; if size is an issue (but this is really a couple of megabytes,
 so I do not expect it), you can restrict module list and other
 components - see help output.

Sorry, missed that you use i386-pc platform, not i386-qemu. Then size
of boot image does matter, you may want to at least exclude themes and
translations (if any). Full standalone image that includes all bells
and whistles for GUI boot does not fit in available memory on this

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