[v1,2/9] docs/system: add a gentle prompt for the complexity to come

Message ID 20210305092328.31792-3-alex.bennee@linaro.org
State Superseded
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  • testing/next (docs, hexagon, cfi, docker)
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Alex Bennée March 5, 2021, 9:23 a.m.
We all know the QEMU command line can become a fiendishly complex
beast. Lets gently prepare our user for the horrors to come by
referencing where other example command lines can be found in the

Signed-off-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee@linaro.org>

Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: John Snow <jsnow@redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>

Message-Id: <20210301112741.31047-1-alex.bennee@linaro.org>

  - minor grammar tweaks suggested by Thomas and John
 docs/system/quickstart.rst | 8 ++++++++
 docs/system/targets.rst    | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+)



diff --git a/docs/system/quickstart.rst b/docs/system/quickstart.rst
index 3a3acab5e7..681678c86e 100644
--- a/docs/system/quickstart.rst
+++ b/docs/system/quickstart.rst
@@ -11,3 +11,11 @@  Download and uncompress a PC hard disk image with Linux installed (e.g.
    |qemu_system| linux.img
 Linux should boot and give you a prompt.
+Users should be aware the above example elides a lot of the complexity
+of setting up a VM with x86_64 specific defaults and assumes the
+first non switch argument is a PC compatible disk image with a boot
+sector. For a non-x86 system where we emulate a broad range of machine
+types, the command lines are generally more explicit in defining the
+machine and boot behaviour. You will find more example command lines
+in the :ref:`system-targets-ref` section of the manual.
diff --git a/docs/system/targets.rst b/docs/system/targets.rst
index 560783644d..145cc64551 100644
--- a/docs/system/targets.rst
+++ b/docs/system/targets.rst
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@ 
+.. _system-targets-ref:
 QEMU System Emulator Targets