[OpenBIOS] QEMU OpenBIOS booting?

Alexander Graf alex at csgraf.de
Wed May 20 16:14:59 CEST 2009

Hi Dave,

On 20.05.2009, at 15:51, Dave Willoughby wrote:

> On Apr 19, 2009, at 3:31 AM, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>> Le dimanche 19 avril 2009 à 10:03 +0200, Andreas Färber a écrit :
>> Alexander made a work to boot Intel Mac OS X.
>> It works very well with KVM (I use it).
>> http://alex.csgraf.de/
>> See the HowTo http://d4wiki.goddamm.it/index.php/Howto:_Mac_OSX_on_KVM 
>>  .
> I'm trying the Mac_OSX_on_KVM Howto above.
> I'd like to boot an existing, bootable Mac OS X 10.5.5 GPT  
> formatted, external USB HDD, which boots fine on my 4,1 MBP.

GPT formatted by Mac OS X? You need to have an MBR synced on it.

> Does anyone know if Alexander's kvm-osx-bootloader can boot real,  
> host managed HDDs, or is it dependent on something associated with  
> disk image files, created by qemu-img?

You boot the bootloader using -kernel which then reads the partition  
table. That has nothing to do with OpenBIOS and only remotely with  
qemu though, so if you still can't get it to work, please email me off- 
list :-).


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