On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:07:03AM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
But instead I get the following mess:
│ BBoooott AArrcchh LLiinnuuxx ((xx8866__6644))
Seems both seabios and boot loader print to the serial line.
qemu-system-x86_64 -nodefaults -nographic -serial
mon:stdio -cpu kvm64 -enable-kvm -boot d -no-reboot -cdrom archlinux-2018.01.01-x86_64.iso
Try "-display none" instead of "-nographic".
"-nographic" is a shortcut which does several things, one of them is
setting the "-machine graphics=off" guest hint, which in turn enables
the serial console in seabios.
Indeed, that fixes it. Thanks!