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 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).


  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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