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I'm trying to run Debian 6 network install with this command:

sudo qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -kernel ./vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-versatile -initrd ./initrd.gz -hda ./debianlxde.img -m 256 -append "root=/dev/ram"

where kernel and initrd are taken from:

http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/main/installer-armel/current/images/versatile/netboot/initrd.gz
http://people.debian.org/~aurel32/qemu/armel/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-versatile

The installer runs but when it tries to recognize hard drives, it cannot. My OS is Fedora 16, qemu-system-arm version is 0.15.1

How can I fix it?

  • Does it give any errors? – Kevin Dec 15 '11 at 0:44
  • Installator says that there is no hard drives and then nstallation fails – skayred Dec 15 '11 at 5:55
  • I think probem is -hda ./debianlxde.img, this image already exist? – Renat Zaripov Dec 6 '13 at 19:49

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