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Old 12-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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how to figure out a command line to start qemu on a vmdk container


I'm trying to open a vmdk that is windows 98, It works on vmplayer and Fusion. when i load it I only get as far as opening it in safe mode.


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Well in safe mode you could at least query the QEMU and per-VM log files for anything keeping it from loading like emulated hardware that QEMU doesn't provide or any installed exotic drivers etc, etc. If that doesn't work for you examine it in Vmplayer or Fusion and check vmware / client logs as well.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 03:33 PM   #3
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I looked for qemu logs and not found. I'm not sure what per-VM means? I'll look around safe-mode.

Also when boots it gets to a point where the virt win95 is not available. I get a try again abort retry. Maybe a permission issue.

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I looked for qemu logs and not found.
Odd. Maybe QEMU requires an explicit logging directive? Check the manual.


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I'm not sure what per-VM means?
Well, I don't know about the other products but with Vmware Server you get vmware daemon process log files and each virtualization guest has its own log file.


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Also when boots it gets to a point where the virt win95 is not available. I get a try again abort retry. Maybe a permission issue.
You said windows 98? Now its win95? It shouldn't get any worse... And words like "try again abort retry" don't mean anything to me. I need to see stdout / stderr output, log file contents, stuff like that.
 
Old 01-01-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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I found how to come up with a command line. If you start the virtual machine from yast, the command line developed for that is the output of ps ax or such. It helps you see what some of the more confusing pieces are.

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