The Syslinux boot-loader will happily boot under QEmu without an MBR. - Shao
From: Robert Irvin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 08:53
To: Shao Miller; 'Nabi K.A.Z.'
Subject: Re: [coLinux-users] Is there any way to boot the .img file ofcolinux by another virtualization software?
If you get
this it will be a miracle, lots of my messages disappear.
The problem i always had booting like this was the lack of partition table in the image prevented it working. Colinux specifies partition image in config while qemu usually specifies a disk.
My method, for creating images for use in colinux, was to boot and install to a normal qemu disk in qemu. i would then mount an empty colinux disk in the image, format and dd the filesystem.
As you are attempting the opposite, i would use an existing qemu image from the web to mount a blank qemu disk and a blank colinux image. Partition the new qemu disk, format and then dd/cp colinux install to it.