Opened 9 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#48 closed enhancement (fixed)

Ready-made, downloadable QEMU images with various payloads

Reported by: uwe Owned by: uwe
Priority: critical Milestone: Going mainstream
Component: wiki/website/tracker Keywords:
Cc: Dependencies:
Patch Status: there is no patch


People new to LinuxBIOS would surely appreciate ready-made, downloadable QEMU images they can use to test LinuxBIOS without having to modify their hardware. We should provide images with various payloads, and for various architectures (QEMU supports more than just x86).

They'd just download the image, put it in their $HOME, and run something like

qemu -L ~ -hda disk.img -nographic

Yes, there is the QEMU Build Tutorial, but many people are probably not willing to do all those steps just for a quick test. Ready-made QEMU images could lead to more people trying out LinuxBIOS.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by stepan

Some such images are available with FILO payload at

We need the whole thing with other payloads as well.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by uwe

  • Owner changed from somebody to uwe
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • version v2 deleted

Partly done, see

When we have a few more QEMU images on that page (with FILO, Linux, GRUB2, etc) we can close this issue.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by stepan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

We have great images there. As with all projects, things change, and new contributions and updates are welcome, but that's neither a bug, nor a "critical" situation in our project.

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