- Live CD mentions this project prominently (is it the OLPC Live CD now that someone removed the old 2007 info from that page?), I think we're OK. -- skierpage 00:31, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
 Using the LiveCD image with Qemu
The 2008-11-06 PDF release notes (die, PDF, die!) say
- "Alternate you can also use a virtual PC like Vitualbox, qemu, kvm or try any other software out of this category."
I tried using the .iso CD image with qemu on Windows
> cd \My\Path\to\qemu-0.9.0-windows > qemu.exe -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso Could not open '\\.\kqemu' - QEMU acceleration layer not activated qemu: could not load PC bios '/c/Program Files/Qemu/bios.bin'
OK, so first start kqemu (a separate package)
> net start kqemu The KQEMU virtualisation module for QEMU service was started successfully. > qemu.exe -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso qemu: could not load PC bios '/c/Program Files/Qemu/bios.bin'
so something hardcoded that path. So I renamed my qemu directory to C:\Program Files\Qemu (I could have probably skipped this and used the -L . command-line parameter.
> qemu.exe -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso qemu: could not load PC bios '/c/Program Files/Qemu/bios.bin'
Even though that file is present. I took my old commands to load a .img OS image and replaced long-name_ext3.img with -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso
> qemu.exe -L . -m 256 -kernel-kqemu -soundhw es1370 -net user -net nic,model=rtl8139 -hda -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso
progress! that started up a new window:
Plex86/Bochs VGABios current-cvs 14 Jun 2006 This VGA/VBE Bios is released under the GNU LGPL ... cirrus-compatible VGA is detected QEMU BIOS - build 11/01/06 $Revision: 1.174 $ $Date: 2006/10/17 16:48:05 $ Options: apmbios pcibios eltorito rombios32 ata0 master: QEMU HARDDISK ATA-7 Hard-Disk (504 MBytes) ata1 master: QEMU CD-ROM ATAPI-4 CD-Rom/DVD-Rom Boot from Hard Disk 0 failed FATAL: Not a bootable disk
Hmmm??! Help! -- skierpage 00:52, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Please correct the commandline!
> qemu.exe -L . -m 512 -kernel-kqemu -soundhw es1370 -net user -net nic,model=rtl8139 -cdrom XO-LiveCD_081106.iso
 cheat codes
What is the cheat code to change the resolution? F2 during boot does not work in VirtualBox.--Hhielscher 00:26, 18 March 2009 (UTC)