QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

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Installing Windows 8.1 64 on Qemu Fails - no disk can be found due to Virtio driver issues

I'm unable to install Windows 8.1 x64 with the following steps on a qemu virtual machine: qemu-img create -f qcow2 Windows8.img 20G qemu-system-x86_64 -machine pc,accel=kvm:tcg -cpu host -m 2048 ...
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“ACPI\QEMU0001” unknown ACPI device after Windows 2008 install with libvirt

After installing Windows 2008 in a libvirt virtual environment (command below for reference), I'm stuck with an "Unknown device" in Device Manager. The Hardware Ids show ACPI\QEMU0001. I tried using ...
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Swapping floppies in FreeDOS+Qemu

I am trying to replace a floppy inside a qemu machin running freedos 1.1. I remove the old floppy and inserts the new using change floppy0. Now when I dir A: nothing has changed. If I try to run a ...
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Unknown OS hostname and product in virt-manager

I'm using libvirt on a Fedora 19 host, running various Linux guests with QEMU and KVM hypervisors. Using the virt-manager GUI, when I look at the guest Overview screen, in the Operating System ...
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QEMU and the Raspberry Pi

[I re-titled this for posterity, since it does turn out to be somewhat raspberry-pi centric] I'd like to try QEMU as an alternative to cross-compiling. I'm using v. 1.0.1 on fedora 17 [later: same ...
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Can QEMU be used on Mac OS X to emulate a one-core CPU (preferably only the CPU)?

Can QEMU do this kind of emulation? On Macs there's no an easy way to set CPU affinity, so this could an interesting workaround for the older programs that don't work well in multi-core environments.
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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-kernel option like in QEMU for BOCHS

I am working on creating my own kernel using C/Asm. I have always used QEMU as my emulator mainly because I can specify -kernel and it boots the kernel directly without a boot loader. I wish to switch ...
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Network setup for web development on KVM guest with host using wifi

I've a laptop running Linux connected to a LAN using wifi. I've used virt-manager to create a KVM/QEMU VM and installed Ubuntu on that. As expected, it can connect to the Internet to download updates, ...
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Cannot open SDL support on Qemu

When I compile qemu for arm platform, I configure as follows: ./configure --cross-prefix=arm-linux-gnueabi- --target-list=arm-softmmu --enable-kvm --enable-sdl --static But get errors below: ...
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Running FreedomBox in Qemu

I wanna run the latest FreedomBox image on my Ubuntu laptop. The FreedomBox image is for DreamPlug, a 1.2 GHz Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281 SoC (ARM9E), and my Ubuntu is v12.10 (3.5.0-17-generic i686). ...
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Virtualized guest vs host CPU usage

I am using qemu with kvm as my hypervisor. I am running a gentoo guest on an ubuntu host. The guest is being given a single processor. When I run a compute intensive job (say empty-loop) I get almost ...
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Making qemu-based Marss simulation deterministic

I am using Marss cycle-accurate simulator, which uses QEMU. It is a full system simulator and gives both user and kernel stats. However, even if I take only user-stats, the statistics vary a lot ...
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Using VNC client to access local QEMU VM

I have installed Debian in a QEMU VM and am currently using the default QEMU Manager as the main display, since QEMU allows VNC as the main display. I have a VNC client installed on my PC; can I view ...
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Drive not recognized by linux when launched from qemu

I'm attempting to boot a linux kernel, ramdisk, and a drive using qemu: qemu -initrd ramdisk.cpio.gz -kernel mylinux.i686 -m 1024 -append console=ttyS0,38400 -serial file:serial.out -hdd raw.img ...
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Make a bootable cd from a floppy

I have followed this tutorial http://wiki.osdev.org/Bare_bones to build a simple C kernel and boot it successfully. But, how to convert the floppy image to CD image to use it with my real PC?
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Trying to run QEMU with a file as hda

I'm trying to run QEMU and use a simple file on the host system as the guest's hard drive. Here's what I attempted so far: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/felix/vm/archlinux.img bs=1MB count=8192 8192+0 ...
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64 bit guest on a 32 bit host

I've been searching around here but didn't found a proper answer. I have problems to start a 64bit (ubuntu-amd64) guest system on a 32bit ubuntu host, using qemu. I've made sure that the kvm kernel ...
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How to set up virtual windows so it shares graphic card via IOMMU?

I'd like to continue using Linux as my desktop system. But from time to time I'd like to do some gaming. I know that I can use Wine and PlayOnLinux stuff, but it doesn't always work. I also know, that ...
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How do I define a new virtual machine in QEMU?

I have installed QEMU for fedora via: yum install qemu Now how do I start it ? I mean how do I define a new virtual machine, like I do in VMware? Also I don't see any icon made for QEMU.
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Error while creating a VM using KVM

I am trying to set up a VM on my Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop and it's giving me error when I try to start the VM. The error states: virsh # start vm1 error: Failed to start domain vm1 error: internal error ...
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iPod Touch 5G won't recognize in qemu Windows 7 VM

I have an iPod Touch 5G, and a Windows 7 VM. I am trying to pass through the iPod Touch to the VM so Windows can recognize it, but I am getting the following error in the qemu monitor. (qemu) ...
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Why is [ssh,scp,rsync,etc] so slow, from a VM to another local machine on my gigabit local network?

I have a VM A running the latest archlinux with QEMU, KVM and a Virtio network card. It is a buildbot and it needs to drop the result on another machine B on the local network. The VM is started with ...
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QEMU outside gateway

I've created two instances of CentOS6.5 (KVM) using Virtual Manager and I'm able to ping google.com, yahoo.com,etc... However the ip addresses for the instances are 192.168.0.* and the machine that ...
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Reducing hard disk access of kvm

I have set up a kvm/qemu virtual machine on my home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04). My host system is installed on a small SSD but the image for the vm (virtual disk file) is saved on a classic HDD. ...
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Running os x app on linux using qemu

I would like to run a small app (TrunkDecrypt) on my Linux box. Unfortunately the app is compiled for Mac OS X, but I am only running linux. I have read somewhere that qemu supports executing code ...
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Compiling QEMU on Mac OS X Lion

I've been having trouble compiling a working copy of QEMU on Lion. When I try installing through homebrew, I get a screen like this when I attempt to run QEMU: The blank screen just sits there ...
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What could cause a video to play poorly in VLC?

I am playing a high quality (1080p) video using VLC inside a qemu-kvm virtual machine. The OS on my virtual machine is gentoo and the host OS is Ubuntu. The video experience is very jerky : the video ...
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qemu-i386 on ARM processor giving ld-linux.so.2 error

I am trying to install Ventrilo server on my SheevaPlug, running Debian ARMEL. Since Ventrilo server is an x86 program, I would like to try and use qemu-i386 to run the server on my ARM processor. ...
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Why can't Windows 7 see my virtual storage devices in KVM?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 inside of kvm on Ubuntu 10.04. Previously I've installed guest Windows XP and guest Ubuntu without incident. However, when I tried to install Windows 7, this happened: ...
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How to boot dd image in QEMU?

I created an image of my Debian Squeeze running on a Sheevaplug using dd if=/dev/sda of=plug_SD-karte.img (sda is the SD card plugged into another computer). Now I want to emulate the Sheevaplug. I ...
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troubles with PCI-E passthrough with qemu on ubuntu: pci-stub/bind says no such device

so im trying to bind my second radeon card to pci-stub, as per instructions for setting up GPU passthrough in here, but once i get to binding the card to pci-stub, it tells me it isnt there. this is ...
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QEMU: Saving space in a “child” image?

I'm not exactly sure what the QEMU terminology is, so I'll clarify that "child" image means an image that has a backing image. I.e, an image that contains the differences between the backing image's ...
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Getting an already installed Android x86 partition to run on KVM

I have Android installed on sda3, and it boots fine when loaded from Grub with the following commands: set root='(hd0,3)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 977083a6-5762-4064-b860-39429b9e0cf8 ...
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failed to access perfctr msr - When running Fedora on a VM

I'm trying to run a Virtual Machine with Fedora, and I choose to "Start fedora" from a list where I can start it or troubleshoot problems. The I get the following output: [ 0.00000] tsc: Fast TSC ...
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QEmu with -runas parameter does not connect to user's pulseaudio session?

I am trying to set up a multi-headed workstation with one physical graphics card (pci-passthrough) per VM using qemu 2.1 on a ubuntu 14.10 server. The guest OSes are Windows 7 (also tried Windows ...
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How to make redboot work with different network adapter?

I have several VM's running in libvirt/qemu-kvm and I need to run another one that was given in virtualbox format. I converted images and created almost the same config in libvirtd, VM starts but ...
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qemu + centos 7 - cpu tuning in not available on this host

I am running OpenNebula on Centos 7 hosts - one host is fully operating the other two says: error: unsupported configuration: CPU tuning is not available on this host I've got through some git code ...
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Using QEMU to install DOS on the second partition of a real HDD - Can it be done?

I've recently been trying to put DOS on an old HDD I've got lying around. Trouble is, it's already got Windows 98 on it. I resized the 98 partition down and made another for DOS. This is where I hit ...
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Unable to start VM from php

From a php page I am trying to start Virtual Machine using virsh tool on KVM hypervisor but I am getting this error. error: Failed to connect socket to '@/var/www/.libvirt/libvirt-sock': Connection ...
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Is there an overview of machine and cpu compatibility and smp support for qemu 2.x?

I started an attempt to get an qemu 2.1.2 instance running which uses multple threads and cores of the host CPU and realized that the descriptions of -cpu help and -machine help neither provide an ...
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Qemu within an ubuntu image(virtualbox) cannot ping the host

Im running QEMU within an ubuntu image (of virtualbox). This virtualbox is installed in a windows 7(host). The problem is QEMU cannot ping the host but it can ping the ubuntu image. Here's some of ...
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QEMU won't start

I'm trying to run QEMU on Windows 7 and install Windows 95 from a CD onto MyHardDisk.img, with networking and a shared folder between host and guest. When I run QEMU from the command line, the ...
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“qemu-nbd --create” without sudo

I'm working on a custom OS, and the make recipe I wrote for creating a new disk image requires sudo for connecting/disconnecting the virtual HDD image to a /dev/nbdN device. Because I don't want sudo ...
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Install Windows Server 2012 R2 in qemu VM

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2, but right after loading Windows files I'm getting: Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005D My command is: ...
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QEMU guest and Linux host networking configuration

+-----------------------+ +---------------------+ | bro - Host - Linux | | Guest - QEMU- Linux | | +------+ +------+ | | eth0 | | | tap0 |----| eth0 | | ...
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Weird output from linux `top` command

I got a weird output from command top, which shows the summation of the RES column is greater than my physical memory. For instance, I have a host with 64G physical memory and the swap partition has ...
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Creative X-Fi no sound in Windows 7x64 (Passthrough)

I am running a virtual Windows 7 x64 installation with qemu-system-x86_64 and a Creative emu20k2 Elite Pro (Titanium) soundcard passthroughed (with vfio) to the windows 7 machine. I passthroughed the ...
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Testing Linux Kernel in QEMU gives black screen after brief text

I'm trying to run a linux kernel (version 3.14) I custom built using make menuconfig. I am trying to test it in QEMU and this is the command I am trying to run: qemu-system-x86_64 -kernel ...
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How to create a fixed size virtual disk with qemu-img?

What's the best way to create a fixed size disk with qemu-img ? I tried doing this., and it always seems to be creating a virtual /growing disk, doing a ls returns the actual small size of the vmdk. ...