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Re: [Qemu-devel] No useful documentation.

From: Udo 'Robos' Puetz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] No useful documentation.
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 23:46:43 +0200
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On Wed, 05.07.06, Daniel Carrera <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi List and Daniel.
I already answered him off-list to keep this IMHO noise down but now I have
to answer. Normally I only lurk...

> > Dan - Try reading. -Ben
> > 
> Thank you, I did think of that, it didn't work. The documentation is not
> particularly useful. In particular, it doesn't tell you how to actually
> get an OS running under qemu, which, I'm sure, is the most typical use
> case for qemu.

__Straight from the docs__

-hda file
-hdb file 
-hdc file 
-hdd file 
Use file as hard disk 0, 1, 2 or 3 image (see section 3.6 Disk Images). 
-cdrom file 
Use file as CD-ROM image (you cannot use -hdc' and and -cdrom' at the same
time). You can use the host CD-ROM by using /dev/cdrom' as filename. 
-boot [a|c|d] 
Boot on floppy (a), hard disk (c) or CD-ROM (d). Hard disk boot is the

That's in the first quarter of a medium long page and not really much
technical gibberish before that. What more does a thinking man need? 
I *guess* you, daniel, would have liked something where you had it all
pre-chewed so that you don't have to read.
Some other people said it before in other contexts, I repeat it for qemu:
it isn't free, you have to pay by reading stuff (short version)
And thinking. Very little reading and moderate thinking and you could have
refrained from IMO insulting the person (presumably fabrice) who put quite
some time and effort into writing a concise and meaningful documentation for
a really powerful and featureful program.
If you become agitated because some docs are (in your opinion) bad, think
about what you "paid" for it and - in my case - I still see the (bad) docs
but keep myself from insulting people who work for free and in their free time!!

> Cheers,
> Daniel.
> -- 
> http://opendocumentfellowship.org
>   "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
>   unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself.
>   Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."
>         -- George Bernard Shaw

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