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I seem to recall being able to start qemu with only the terminal emulator output, with the graphic window disabled. And here I don't mean with the ncurses interface, that one is nice, but I want the output to flow directly into my terminal, to make cut and paste easier.

I have tried:

qemu -nographic binary.img # simply no display
qemu -curses binary.img # nice text output, but not directly flowing in the terminal
qemu -noframe -curses binary.img # same as above
qemu -nographic -curses binary.img

I guess an acceptable workaround would be for me to be able to resize the curses console to fit the terminal I am using. Right now it's annoying because it doesn't fit the terminal size...

qemu -curses  binary.img



           SeaBIOS (version 1.7.0-20120603_194846-gandalf)



           iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:03.0 C900 PCI2.10 PnP PMM+07FC86A0+07F886A0 C900


           Booting from Hard Disk...
           [...]

Notice how the display is indented 12 spaces? Annoying. :)

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Use an 80 column terminal? –  Michael Hampton Jan 23 '13 at 17:33
    
I could have sworn there was a way to let this flow properly, maybe I don't remember this right... –  anarcat Jan 24 '13 at 19:26

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Install SGABIOS -- ISTR that recent Qemu versions use it automatically when run with -nographic.

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oddly enough, that doesn't seem to be packaged in Debian, so I doubt this was what I was using... –  anarcat Mar 7 '13 at 3:18

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