[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS+FILO hangs on qemu

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Sep 5 22:50:25 CEST 2006

* Ed Swierk <eswierk at arastra.com> [060904 20:22]:
> hda: LBA48 8192KB: QEMU HARDDISK
> devopen: Partition 1 start 3020518592 length 506638
> Disk read error dev=1 drive=0 sector=3020518592
> devread: read sector failed

Nasty. The Filo IDE driver makes some assumptions about
the IDE hw that QEMU does not fulfill.

I am not particularly familiar with that code, but I know the OpenBIOS
IDE driver works on QEMU. It might be worth porting that fine driver
written by the famous kernel hacker Jens Axboe.

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