I just tried booting up a Debian ARMel build using QEMU on my Ubuntu machine as follows :-
qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -kernel vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-versatile -initrd initrd.img-3.2.0-4-versatile -hda debian_wheezy_armel_desktop.qcow2 -append "root=/dev/sda1"
But I get this error message:
qemu-system-arm: -hda debian_wheezy_armel_desktop.qcow2: 'scsi0-hd0' uses a qcow2 feature which is not supported by this qemu version: QCOW version 3
I have not come across any way to convert qcow2 to qcow3; does anyone know what the latest qemu version that supports qcow2 is? I'd like to try installing that.