Qemu in an ssh session or the quest for the nographic option


I ssh to a machine and I would like to start a qemu session inside this ssh session.

I thought that the nographic option would do the trick.

Normally, QEMU uses SDL to display the VGA output. With this
option, you can totally disable graphical output so that QEMU
is a simple command line application. The emulated serial port
is redirected on the console. Therefore, you can still use QEMU
to debug a Linux kernel with a serial console.

Unfortunately, I don't see any output. The command line that I'm using once i've ssh'd to the machine is:

qemu-system-x86_64  -hda debian.img -nographic

Any idea what's happening?

Best Answer

My bad,

the -curses option seems to do the trick for what i want to do.