A google on qemu p2v qcow2 seems to s... [by pschaff]
I just tried booting up a Debian ARMel build using QEMU on my Ubuntu machine as follows :-
qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -kernel vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-versatile -initrd initrd.img-3.2.0-4-versatile -hda debian_wheezy_armel_desktop.qcow2 -append "root=/dev/sda1"
However, it seems like the qemu-system-arm only recognises qcow3 images.
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a pc. I am trying to figure out how to emulate a PowerPC using qemu.