QEMU on Mac? Use Q!

Q is QEMU with a coca GUI on the front, and it works amazing! I’ve been testing it out the past few days, and I have yet to have a problem with it. Instead of trying to compile QEMU yourself on Mac OSX (Lion or otherwise), go to the Q Homepage and check it out.

I am using version 0.9.1d118, and that one works. I am actually running a kernel that I wrote myself on it, and no problems yet!

Dispelling the Sourcery and making it GNU

With QEMU currently on the back burner, I am taking some time to compile and install the arm GCC in a more GNU-style manner. The reason for this is due to the fact that I do not want to spend time adding the library paths for it each and every time I cross compile something using Mac’s GCC. So within the next month, at max, I will have a new link up for the build script that will install it as a GNU GCC. As an added bonus, this one will not need the GNU cp and tar.

QEMU working on Mac OSX Lion…. Mostly.

I finally got QEMU to compile! It took me a little bit to figure out everything that it needed, but I finally got it! However, a couple of the romfiles that it needs to run never compiled. They are vgabios-cirrus.bin and pxe-e1000.rom. Guess I get to go back in and figure out what went wrong.

If anyone has any insights, please leave a comment or send me an email.

UPDATE: If you want to use QEMU on Mac, use the application called Q, which is a mac wrapper for a successful build of QEMU. Link to post on Q