Been dreaming of this one for a while. Finally got a weekend to focus on it recently. I'm hoping someone is eager to take what I've done and move It along some more.
Here's what we have so far.
* a linux 'family' called virtual.conf
* a kernel config called linux-virtual-current.config
* a board called virtual-qemu.wip
The result is a full HVM accelerated armbian image with a kernel compiled with all the virtio drivers for disk, network and video. Also a u-boo
@lanefu - as you mentioned the m1 mac: there is a very nice brew package around, which gives you a qemu there which even sends opengl via virgl and angle to the m1 gpu - not the fastest in the world, but better and more cpu saving than software rendering - https://github.com/knazarov/homebrew-qemu-virgl