via Qemu on an "ARM" machine I can boot -cdrom xp.iso , it starts XP install.
xp.iso is just the image of the original XPSP1 installations CD. This is really strange, because no other image of a harddisk or superfloppy can be booted the same way. Always appears message "Can not read from harddisk".
I tried also the small Linux image from http://wiki.qemu.org/download/......2.img.bz2
which is a superfloppy, no partitionstable, on an ext2 partition. The same result.
So I come to the question, if any harddisk.img can be bootet from Qemu on an ARM machine. This will become much more important in future, when real ARM is avaible.
May be somebody here in the forum can make just now a test with a real ARM hardware,
if Qemu works on it. I compiled Qemu on an ARM machine with the patch, that I described some messages ago. In internet I also find no result for Qemu on an ARM machine, may be because of that missing patch.
It is not the fault of XP or Linux, just any harddisk.img is not recogniced but cd.iso in the same folder works
EDIT: fdisk harddisk.img shows:
Aktiv Partition, 64 heads, 63 sec 0 cylinders??
Disk harddisk.img 0 MB, 0 Bytes
yes , logical with 0 cylinders^^