So with my new disk, and my server back online, I went ahead and re-installed my web server VM, and the newer install from the netcd is graphical of all things.
If anyone cares, here is how I do this, the old cli way. I don’t like weird manager things, I’m capable of hitting flags myself:
kvm -m 640 -nographic -curses -hda blog.vmdk -cdrom /install/debian-7.8.0-i386-netinst.iso -boot d -vnc 10.12.0.1:23 -net nic,vlan=0,macaddr=52:54:00:11:11:23 -net tap,vlan=0,ifname=tap0,script=/etc/qemu-ifup
very simple, right?
So the ‘solution’ to this is quite simple hit escape a few times, and the screen will repaint, and you should get the grub boot prompt
So simply type in:
install vga=normal fb=none
And hit enter, and you should now be good to go!
I guess I can go over some quick guide to setting up the tun/tap bridging. This section is to be added to /etc/network/interfaces
iface br0 inet static
pre-up brctl addbr br0
post-down brctl delbr br0
And the qemu-ifup script:
# cat /etc/qemu-ifup
echo “Executing /etc/qemu-ifup”
echo “Bringing up $1 for bridged mode…”
sudo /sbin/ifconfig $1 0.0.0.0 promisc up
echo “Adding $1 to br0…”
sudo /sbin/brctl addif br0 $1
thats about it. Debian 8, was just released, and I suspect all of this will have changed.