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Re: [Qemu-devel] booting linux 2.6 in qemu-system-ppc

From: J. Mayer
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] booting linux 2.6 in qemu-system-ppc
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 03:39:12 +0200

On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 14:28 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote: 
> Hi,
> > I just checked: I don't have to remove the VGA device to be able to boot
> > 2.6 kernel on serial port. Just have to give it the following arguments
> > to the kernel (and of course, use a kernel with the PC serial port
> > support compiled in):
> > console=ttyS0 console=tty0
> Odd. I didn't test with console=tty0 in addition to console=ttyS0. Did
> you use the bochs VBE stuff? That works here. Except that both vga cards
> manage to kill my xorg xserver, so I'm not really into running with a
> vga card.

I don't have this problem using XFree (on Debian Sarge). It may be
related to xorg.

> > Note that the Open-Firmware frame-buffer support is broken in many 2.6
> > kernels (I mean on real Macs) and that most distributions install CDROM
> > don't have support for PC serial ports. Then, to be able to have video
> > console with any 2.6 based distribution, I'm afraid we'll need to have
> > an ATI Radeon emulation.
> > You can also notice that we don't emulation Mac serial ports, in Qemu.
> Yeah, I was testing the kernel so I did it all by myself, including root
> (just some busybox stuff) and kernel config.

What I did is  use a Debian Sarge (with a 2.4 kernel) then install a 2.6 kernel.
Everything works all right, then, including XFree.
The only drawback is to have no framebuffer console.
J. Mayer <address@hidden>
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