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. :)