qemu acpi bios problem

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by RanCorX2, May 11, 2019.

  1. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    Thought i'd try learning how to use qemu but am stuck, i have a virtual machine setup to boot xp iso and a .vmdk disk image, i got through most of the installation of xp but then it bsods with 0x000000A5 which means the bios is not fully compatible with ACPI 2.0

    i googled around for this and found some message board which mentioned bochs latest bios.bin, i managed to find a bios.bin for bochs and replaced the qemu bios.bin but it still bsods.

    i also downloaded the latest seabios 256k bios bin and replaced that, still bsods.

    my qemu batch file looks like;

    qemu-system-x86_64.exe -machine type=q35 -cpu max -m 512 -vga vmware -boot d -cdrom "L:\XP.iso" -boot c -hda e:\test1.vmdk

    anyone here know qemu and might be able to tell me what's wrong?
     
  2. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    ok, removed the -machine type=q35 and it boots now, is the "-machine" bit required?

    arrghh now it's a IRQL bsod instead on booting..