I am just using something similar to:
qemu -m 256 -hda windows.img -cdrom /dev/hdb -boot c
I also have tried using:
qemu -m 256 windows.img
and tried mounting the windows.img file and running qemu using that... this didn't work... though I am rather excited about the prospect of using wine with this mounted image!
The problem is I am not getting any error messages (but qemu is utilising 100% CPU), perhaps if I could compile a debug build and get a more verbose idea of what is and isn't happening... I have also installed the kqemu module. I am expecting a Qemu window to appear and show me the boot up progress of the machine it is emulating... is this an accurate expectation?
The linux-test image works under user mode, but it doesn't work if I try "qemu linux.img" though I suspect this is something to do with not including the kernel that is included?
I am running debian linux testing branch, with a blackbox windows manager, no (at least as little as possible) gnome or kde.