[LinuxBIOS] VGA help under QEMU

Marc Karasek Marc.Karasek at Sun.COM
Thu Dec 13 20:51:14 CET 2007

I am trying to boot LinuxBIOS using qemu with VGA support.  I have got 
both V2 & V3 to boot with a FILO payload and the linux test disk image 
from QEMU website using the -nographic option.

I can boot the disk image using qemu and the bios & vgabios it came with. 

I cannot get it to come up with either V2 or V3.  I have tried copying 
the vgabios.bin image to a local directory and then booting qemu with 
the -L ./ option.  I see the initial QEMu messages a blank screen 
appears that looks like the VGA output and then it goes down to a small 
block on the screen. 

I have compiled  V3 with x86emu support.  Under V2 I could not figure 
out how to get it to compile with VGA support.

Any help would be appreciated.....

Marc Karasek
Sun Microsystems
mailto:marc.karasek at sun.com

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