[LinuxBIOS] First Time User ; LinuxBIOS Build Broken

Ed Swierk eswierk at arastra.com
Sun Sep 17 22:18:22 CEST 2006

On 9/17/06, Ramanathan <rus.cahimb at gmail.com> wrote:
> While trying to invoke qemu with the options as in the tutorial, again it fails.
> <snip>
> [root at kappiam ~]# qemu -L ~ -hda disk.img -nographic
> (qemu) Could not open '/dev/kqemu' - QEMU acceleration layer not activated
> qemu: could not load PC bios '/root/bios.bin'
> <snip>
> Any ideas ? I feel am doing something wrong here.

As mentioned in the tutorial, if you increase ROM_SIZE to generate an
image larger than 2 MB, you also need to patch qemu to accept a larger

Look at my original patch
for an example; just change the instances of 2048*1024 to a larger
number to increase the BIOS size.


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