To get qemu-kvm up and running, try the following on a recent Fedora 15 setup:
mkdir efiboot cd efiboot # Get ovmf, a binary providing the efi interface mkdir ovmf cd ovmf wget "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/edk2/OVMF/OVMF-X64-r11337-alpha.zip?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fapps%2Fmediawiki%2Ftianocore%2Findex.php%3Ftitle%3DOVMF&ts=1315395958&use_mirror=dfn" unzip OVMF-X64-r11337-alpha.zip cd .. # Create a seperate folder with all relevant binaries and replace some of them mkdir qemu cd qemu ln -s /usr/share/qemu/* . ln -s ../ovmf/OVMF.fd efi.bin ln -s ../ovmf/CirrusLogic5446.rom vgabios-cirrusefi.bin cd .. # Create an image and try the distribution in question ... qemu-img create -f qed a.img 10G qemu-kvm -L qemu/ -bios efi.bin -m 1024 -hda a.img \ -cdrom ../Fedora-16-Alpha-x86_64-DVD.iso # Expecting this to boot, but after the efi boot manager, the booting after grub (?) stalls ...
It turns out that Fedora won't boot on this qemu-kvm setup, instead Ubuntu worked like a charm - but someone already worked on this a couple of years ago.
The Fedora docs mention that the provided efidisk.img should boot on an EFI based system, but this also did not work as expected. Any hints?