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

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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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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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raw img file virtual space extended but disk size still same

I've been trying to compile kodi in babanian os image by mounting it in my desktop pc with chroot. There is space issues occured and I create some space with commands below: # qemu-img info ...
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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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Running virtual linux using qemu on windows

I am trying to use Qemu 1.3 for windows to run lubuntu on a USB stick with Windows 7. After downloading and unpacking Qemu on my usb stick, if I click on qemu.io.exe, I get qemu-io.exe> How do I ...
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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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QEMU sparc displays only a black screen

I'm trying to play with an old Redhat install on Sparc, so I do this to create a disk image: qemu-img create -f qed redhat.img 2G Then this to start it: qemu-system-sparc -bios ss5.bin -vga cg3 -g ...
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libvirt: “Failed to initialize a valid firewall backend”

What I'm tryna doing I'm trying to set up a virtual NAT network device without DHCP for libvirt on an Arch Linux host. What I've done so far # virsh net-define network.xml Network default defined ...
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Vagrant private network with connection to the Internet

We have a set of integration tests which spin up several virtual machines. These VMs communicate with each other but also needs access to the outside world (e.g. yum repositories). We're considering ...
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Get custom kernel parameter variable of booting qemu

Im currently using qemu on windows for testing my own linux distribution. its a embedded version built with buildroot. After building the distribution i have created a iso file. When i start the ...
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How to configure qemu with a raw drive, but have it not fail if the drive is missing?

I'm using Proxmox, which uses qemu under the hood. I have a vm that needs to access drives directly, so I have lines such as the following in my .conf: sata1: ...
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KVM/QEMU Guest mounting Host Storage

I'm running CentOS 7 on a host machine and I'm wondering the best practice to automatically mount a hard drive for a KVM guest. I've made an Illustration to help describe what I'm trying to do. The ...
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KVM virtual Win 7 instance not genuine

Running kvm, qemu, libvirt... and have six virtual machines, five Linux, one Win 7. All the Linux instances are running perfectly as is the win 7 instance, but... After installing the Win 7 machine we ...
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Virtual Machine on Limited User Account

I want to run a virtual machine on my limited user computer. I do not care how slow it is I just need to get a VM going. I heard about QEMU portable but the website download is offline. Where can I ...
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Not able to boot Debian arm64 on Windows using Qemu

I am running a Windows machine and I want to emulate a Debian OS with arm64 architecture. I downloaded an ISO file to setup a fresh VM. I used the following command: qemu-system-arm.exe -cdrom ...
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Communication with Windows Guest OS run in Qemu

Using a headless Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm running a Windows 7 guest in Qemu to which I am passing through the GPU (for performance). I am writing an application for which part will be running in ...
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How to increase size of an ubuntu cloud image

I have been trying to start a VM using ubuntu cloud images. Now, the image size is very less, I am getting around only 2GB of space. Is there any way to increase the size? I tried qemu-img resize, but ...
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Wanting to run x86 binaries in Crouton Linux on dev-enabled Asus Chromebook Flip (ARM)

Yes, I know this may be very esoteric. :) I have a few simple x86 programs which run fine using Wine in any stock x86 desktop Linux. None of them have any 3D graphics or unusual hardware needs. ...
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How to create a secure KVM/QEMU (libvirt) smb/cifs share host to client?

I run a Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 LTS as host machine and the same os version as virtual client (minimal virtual kernel) with KVM on the same machine. I run two physical Ethernet cards on the physical ...
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Accessing postgres DB from guest

I have win7 guest on qemu-kvm with NAT inteface. And want to connect to postgresql database running on host (port 5432) from guest. Configuring tap/bridge interface is the only way to solve this? I ...
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QEMU/KVM can't set qxl video ram size

I'm trying to enlarge video memory size of qxl-vga device. Guest os (windows 7) shows only 16mb of video memory available. I've installed windows guest tools. When I'm trying to set more video memory ...
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Raspbian in qemu ssh not working

I recently downloaded qemu to emulate raspbian.It works but I wanted to show to a friend with ssh but when I write ifconfig and press enter they give me an ip address that not working when I try to ...
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How to convert qcow2 to VMDK in openstack kilo

I was trying to convert qcow2 to vmkd in Openstack Kilo version using the qemu img convert. qemu-img convert -f qcow2 osname.qcow2 -O vmdk osnamenew.vmdk But the converted image while booting in ...
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Installing VMs in CentOS 7 host from ISO?

I'm trying to install a CentOS 7 guest in a CentOS 7 host, using text only. I'm using simillar commands as: virt-install --name centos7 --ram 1024 --disk path=/var/kvm/images/centos7.img,size=25 ...
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Difference between an qemu instance with identical args started manually and by libvirt

I have a VM managed by libvirt. I'll call it ExampleVM here: Id Name State ---------------------------------------------------- 55 ExampleVM ...
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Cannot allocate memory QEMU

I'm currently running Windows 10. I tried to use QEMU on my PC to emulate Windows 98 Live CD, everything worked perfectly until I tried to allocate more memory than the default(128MB). I tried to use ...
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KVM / Qemu Virtualization Live-Snapshot

im running an Ubuntu 14.04 Host with KVM/Qemu (libvirt) as virtualization host. Now im here to ask for the best practise about creating snaphots for the whole VMs. i read much about a Live-Snapshot ...
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How to make Windows XP screen in qemu take size of the window?

I remember Virtualbox had a feature allowing it with some guest additions to make the screen of the OS in the virtual machine take size of the window. I’ve installed Windows XP in qemu that I use now ...
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Copy files to qemu raspberry pi (host and guest computer is the same windows machine)

I am running qemu by : qemu-system-arm.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1176 -hda 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img -kernel kernel-qemu -m 256 -append "root=/dev/sda2" -net nic -redir tcp:2222::22 on a ...
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How to stop, start and check qemu's configuration?

This info should be easily available but apparently not. How can I dump the qemu host's configuration so I can see if I have properly enabled a certain feature? Also, how do I stop and restart qemu ...
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Use host's onboard/integrated graphics from a virtual machine

Is there a way to let a VM access/use a monitor connected to the motherboard's VGA port as if it were its own monitor with KVM-QEMU?
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Getting “No Such File or Directory” but the program exists in Debian armel

I’m running Debian armel in Qemu and trying to run an ARM program but am running into issues: user@debian-armel:~$ ls -lbat total 32 drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Sep 14 23:54 . -rw------- 1 user user ...
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QEMU using GRUB not responding to keyboard input

My operating system is Windows 7, but I am running QEMU inside VirtualBox because for several reasons that do not need to be listed here. Let it be known that I have run QEMU using the UEFI OVMF as ...
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Create “linked clone” or layered shared disks with QEMU

Does QEMU support a feature like VMware's "linked clone"? What I'm trying to accomplish: I'm setting up a test environment with a handful of VMs, that are all nearly identical. However, a fresh ...
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Installing KVM virtual machine hangs at “connecting to graphical console for guest”

I am using KVM to install a virtual machine on RHEL 7.0, but the installing hangs, and displays "connecting to graphical console for guest": The terminal log is like this: [167804.496139] ...
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Does qemu/KVM allow sound through Spice?

I'm setting up a Windows 7 virtual machine to try and eliminate my physical partition. I have it installed and working with Spice and the drivers from the fedora site: ...
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zfs on x86_64 on qemu on raspberry pi

I find when you try to ask for help for a bizarre problem, somebody inevitably tells you to solve your problem a different way, or they want to know what problem you REALLY want to solve, so here's my ...
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Installing QEMU for Centos 6.6

I tried to yum install qemu and it doesn't seem to be available. How do I get QEMU onto CentOS 6.6 especially the qemu-system-* to run ISO images ? My yum repolist: repo id repo ...
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Run qemu on separate tty (and X server?)

Is it possible to start a VM on a separate tty automatically, so I can switch between the host and guest through ctrl-alt-F{1,2}? I know I can start an X session manually, but I'd like to automate ...
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Save qemu VM state like in Virtualbox

I am used to the Virtualbox "save machine state" exit strategy, which is a handy way to let the host reboot without shutting down the vm. I recently switched to qemu because of its VT-x in VT-x ...
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Failed to start VNC server on `(null)': address resolution failed for localhost:5900 when trying to start qemu

When I try to emulation mips program, I have Failed to start VNC server on '(null)': address resolution failed for localhost:5900 when I try to start qemu: root@ubuntu:~/debian-qemu/be# ...