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VinzC
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Where's Qemu/KVM boot selection menu? Reply with quote

Hi all.

I have qemu-kvm-0.12.4-r1 and I now see the boot selection menu (press F12 for boot menu) has disappeared. Is it somewhere in a virtual BIOS or gone for good? It's particularly annoying when I run Qemu/KVM from the command line with an ISO image as a bootable CDROM to just make changes to the virtual disk (partition, whatever). I can't seem to change/eject the CDROM in the guest for it's locked.

If there were still a boot selection menu that wouldn't be much of a problem. Does anybody know?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's possible to take the BIOS file from the old qemu and use it in the newer one, no guarantees though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-doc.html

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-boot [order=drives][,once=drives][,menu=on|off]


HTH.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Princess Nell, I overlooked that. Indeed there's a new menu option on the command line.
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