Qemu rocks my Balls off! Oh my God!


I just installed the latest version of Qemu on my Gentoo machine and I am impressed how easy the installation was. I am really impressed. I did not have to configure any interface or stuff, I just installed Qemu Version 0.9.1 and also KQemu (1.3.0 pre11) put in the CD of my Windows XP copy and ran these commands:

$ qemu-img create -f qcow2 /path/to/xp.cow 1300M

$ qemu -hda /path/to/xp.cow -boot d -cdrom /dev/cdrom -m 384 -localtime

and then to boot into my XP from my Gentoo:

$ qemu -hda /path/to/xp.cow -boot c -m 1000 -localtime -k de -usb -soundhw all

Man, Fabrice Bellard I am just a bit baffeled how easy and smooth this went. Thank you!

OMG: Sound works as well.

This is far more easy to install then VirtualBox for me. Vista does not work yet though at least not during my last try.

Vista-Qemu-Update:

Vista does not want to install. I get following error:

qemu acpi vista error

I googled and this seems to be an ACPI related error. Maybe my Bios does not fully support ACPI to the satisfaction of Windows Vista.

Update: There seems to be a solution for this problem, I just searched the qemu-mailinglist-archives.

Update 10.4.2008: Guess what, now it works quite smooth! Just installing Windows Vista on my Qemu-Gentoo.

2 thoughts on “Qemu rocks my Balls off! Oh my God!

  1. I am getting that exact same error running the latest version of Qemu. Any luck getting it working? I need to get vista installed for testing @ work (wouldn’t touch it with a stick if it wasn’t work).

    Thanks

  2. I just installed the latest GIT Version of Qemu a few days ago and I still get the same error. They may have fixed something in the mean time. But if you need a working Vista _now_ then I recommend you install VirtualBox. My Vista “Ultimate” works fine in VirtualBox.

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