bochs - Portable x86 Emulator.
Bochs is a portable Intel Architecture 32 (x86) emulator that runs on most
popular operating systems. Inside the emulator, it can run many operating
systems including Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows(R).
When you run bochs without one of the following options, it will search for a
configuration file called .bochsrc in the current directory and your home
directory and display the start menu.
- With this option the start menu will be skipped after
loading the configuration file.
- -f configfile
- This option specifies the name of the configuration
- -qf configfile
- When you run bochs with this option, it will skip the start
menu and use the specified configuration file.
- With this option bochs doesn't load a configuration file.
In that case the setup for the emulation must be done with bochsrc options
on the command line or in the start menu.
- -r path
- Restore the Bochs state from path
- -log filename
- Specify Bochs log file name
- -h, --help
- Print a summary of the command line options for bochs and
- -h, --help features
- Display available features / devices and exit
- -h, --help cpu
- Display supported CPU models and exit
You can override the settings from the configuration file with command line
arguments, using the same syntax as the bochsrc file. If you have any spaces
in your command line arguments, they should be enclosed in single quotes. For
information on Bochs command line and configuration file arguments, see the
man page bochsrc(5).
bochs -q 'boot:a' 'floppya: 1_44=a.img, status=inserted'
This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the LICENSE and
COPYING files located in /usr/share/doc/bochs/ for details on the license and
the lack of warranty.
The latest version of this program can be found at:
bochsrc(5), bochs-dlx(1), bximage(1)
The Bochs IA-32 Emulator site on the World Wide Web:
Online Bochs Documentation
The Bochs emulator was created by Kevin Lawton (email@example.com), and is
currently maintained by the members of the Bochs x86 Emulator Project. You can
see a current roster of members at:
Please report all bugs to the bug tracker on our web site. Just go to
http://bochs.sourceforge.net, and click "Bug Reports" on the sidebar
Provide a detailed description of the bug, the version of the program you are
running, the operating system you are running the program on and the operating
system you are running in the emulator.