QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

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Encrypt partition and allow qemu to use it as the guest drive

I am trying to encrypt a 25gb partition on my SSD with cryptsetup in such a way that will allow QEMU-KVM to use it as the guests drive. I have tried luksformatting the drive: cryptsetup luksFormat ...
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Problems with overall ceph performance with QEMU

I am experiencing some performance problems with my QEMU KVMs on my ceph cluster. The cluster has 4 nodes with 4x1TB drives each, 48/64GB RAM, Intel Xeon and AMD Opterons. They are interconnected by ...
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qemu with kvm guest OS is slow

I am trying to create a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Gentoo x86_64 host (kernel 3.18.9 hardened) using qemu-system-x86_64 2.3.0 with kvm enabled. I have successfully compiled the kernel and have ...
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qemu command to start an iso and include a file.img as hard drive

i'm currently using debian jessie , and i can't find qemu launcher in its repositories . however i wanted to know how to start or boot an iso image and inclure a raw file (file.img ; created ...
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Golden image updates in qemu

Consider that there are 100 windows virtual machines coming from a single base image and each vm is added to domain along with minor other machine specific settings which can be done by a script. ...
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ISC DHCP Server - Qemu system

I've been trying to get dhcp address by an ISC Server. I have one DHCP Server and one qemu server with multiple image tiny core. Hopefully this ascii drawing illustrates the topology: Over the qemu ...
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Virtfs (Plan 9) vs NFS as tool for share folder for virtual machine

I have QEMU virtual machine. Linux host and linux guest. I want stable and fast solution with minimal performance cost. I'm considering two technologies for shared folders (between guest and host): ...
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Virtualisation: follow symbolic links in VirtFS (9p) share

I have folder on host machine which have symlinks to another device. Like this $ ls -all ~/folder_to_share ... file1 file2 linked_dir -> /mnt/bdrive/real_dir/ ... I setup QEMU virtual machine ...
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Pre-built Linux kernel with CONFIG_AEABI for Raspberry Pi emulation in qemu

I'm trying to run a RaspberryPi emulation on QEMU following the instructions from: http://cubik-tech.blogspot.com/2013/02/raspberry-pi-emulation-on-windows.html (and many similar posts) But I'm ...
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Disk space in windows not representing actual qcow2 image size

The disk space shown in Windows running in KVM does not represent the actual disk space available for the qcow2 disk image. The Windows Management Console shows there is 100 GB for the drive, but ...
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logging and debugging for qemu virtual machines

I had a qemu virtual-machine which crashed several times because HDD in hypervisor had no space left. This made me wonder is there a possibility to to set up a logging/debugging for quemu ...
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Qemu - debug new syscall

as a school project I have to add a syscall to the latest stable linux kernel. I did and recompiled the kernel using make defconfig and make. After going through several tutorials to boot the kernel ...
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Libvirt: how to pass qemu command line args?

I have the current libvirt 1.2.20 i want to pass to my machine create with virt-manager some qemu flags. I edited the file and add </devices> <qemu:commandline> <qemu:arg ...
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Use case for qemu-static for same architecture

I just discovered that the 64bit amd version of the Ubuntu package qemu-user-static contains the binary /usr/bin/qemu-x86_64-static. Normally, qemu-user-static is used for emulating another ...
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not syncing: Attempted to kill init! in custom kernel for qemu

I have been working on building a linux kernel for qemu. I have been following the tutorial http://xecdesign.com/compiling-a-kernel/ As of now i have been able to boot the kernel until start of init ...
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Unreliable QEMU guest agent responses

I have a script for automatic backups of my KVMs. Before taking a LVM snapshot I'm trying to freeze the filesystems of the KVM with the QEMU guest agent. It works good most of the time but randomly I ...
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Qemu - substitute the init process

I have a couple of questions concerning qemu boot options 1) When using the following argument init=/bin/sh It works - but is really the init-process replaced by a sh-process? Qemu-system-x86_64 ...
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spice-client full window

installing spice-client gives me 3 client options for connecting to qemu machines: spicec (small and ~perfect test-program but shift-F12 release cursor won't work) spicy (more useful options but can ...
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Are there any benefits of using .qcow2 over .img and which is recommended for making a VM? [closed]

Are there any benefits of using .qcow2 over .img files when trying to create a VM . I have a smallish debian .iso and have seen at least with .qcow2 that it is slow. I also saw ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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QEMU guest agent problems - hosts and guests in different versions

We have multiple hosts with multiple KVMs each. Some hosts run with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and newer ones with 14.04 LTS. The guests also have different versions like 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS. I want to ...
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QEMU Guest Agent for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've been looking for the QEMU Guest Agent for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It seems like the Guest Agent is included in the official Repository from Ubuntu 14.04 and up ...
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I want to try out AIX in my pc, can i emulate it or get it to run for a very affordable price?

sorry, i'm to new to AIX. i love unix and i try different kinds. so can it be emulated with QEMU or can i buy an old IBM processor to use it? or some other easy way? thanks
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can't launch android emulator while logged in over vnc?

i have a headless box running bbqlinux that i'm trying to use as an android-studio development box. when i go to launch an .avd in the emulator, i receive this error: Cannot launch AVD in emulator ...
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Running a custom kernel on qemu

I am trying to test some feature of Ubuntu 12.10 server edition with the kernel version 3.5.0. I am running the qemu as qemu-system-x86_64 -m 2G -hda ubuntu.img -kernel linux-3.5/arch/x86/boot/bzImage ...
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ssh over unix pipe or pty device [closed]

Ok, I don't even know how to put this into words. I have a /dev/myDevice which automatically connects to some ssh server when opened. How do I connect to it with ssh? Is this even sane? If it's insane ...
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Running X86 binaries on armv7

I am trying to run a SNBC USB printer on Raspberry Pi2. For that I need to copy the filter binary of the SNBC USB printer to /usr/lib/cups/filter. But the filter binary is compiled using a x86 ...
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Qemu overlay image size limit

I created a qemu ubuntu vm. Now I use overlay images as a quick way of creating vm's "on the fly". But what is the size limit for an overlay image? Is it the size of the "base" image? Or can it grow ...
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How to let Qemu autoselect a listening port for Spice?

I'm switching some VMs from VNC display type to SPICE. VNC display type offers a very handy to= parameter allowing QEMU to automatically use the first free port from a defined range: -display ...
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qemu command line management

I'm interested in qemu, specifically the kvm feature in Linux which is operated through the command line. I see there are a ton of features available for gnome-boxes and libvirt specifically. My ...
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QEMU Aarch64 and networking connections

I just set up an ARM64 image using QEMU and I'm trying to access the internet from within the binary. The host OS(Ubuntu) receives internet from the eth0 interface. I have the tap0 interface set up. ...
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“ifconfig -a” does not show any interfaces

I just set up a QEMU image with Ubuntu on ARM64 as per the instructions described here. However, ifconfig -a does not seem to show me an eth0 or eth1 interface as I'd expect. Why is that? ...
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Qemu and AARCH64

I'm trying to setup an ARM64 machine using QEMU. I ended up fetching the kernel and img file from here and here. I reached the above links from here. When I try to run the OS as :- qemu-aarch64 -m ...
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Gnome-boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my windows boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...
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enabling vnc after using virt-install

I've created a virtual machine using virt-install with graphics --none. I want to enable vnc. I've tried virsh -c qemu:///system qemu-monitor-command vm171-SC-1 --hmp change vnc :3 but it doesn't ...
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How to send mouse and keyboard to Virt-Manager guest

I have a Windows guest in virt-manager running headless (no spice server) because video is output through a GPU (pci passthrough). But my question now is how to send the keyboard and mouse to the ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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Setting up QEMU and MIPSEL : networking trouble

I have a MIPSEL machine running on QEMU. In order to enable networking inside my qemu MIPSEL machine, I use a bridge virbr0. First, I create the interface tap0 and bring it up. I do it as follows :- ...
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qcow2 and qemu-system-arm

I just tried booting up a Debian ARMel build using QEMU on my Ubuntu machine as follows :- qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -kernel vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-versatile -initrd initrd.img-3.2.0-4-versatile -hda ...
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Qemu Linux(kernel with debugging symbols) and ARM

I'm looking for a Linux ARM kernel, disk image and initrd that is compiled with debugging symbols. I'm looking to debug the kernel using the qemu and gdb. Could you point me to an arm linux image that ...
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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How to run Ubilinux / u-boot under qemu (x86)

I wish to test Ubilinux (http://www.emutexlabs.com/ubilinux) before flashing it onto my Intel Edison board, which currently has Yocto on it. I am able to emulate Yocto for Edison with qemu, running ...
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Using a rados block device as block device in libvirt qemu

What is the difference between using a rados block device in libvirt qemu with disk type='network' and disk type='block'? The ceph guide tells me to do the following: <disk type='network' ...
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Why Debian Jessie is turned off instead of rebooting after installing qemu-kvm?

I'm using a new stable Debian Jessie (minimal installation without DE and standard utilities). First of all, I set 'enabled' for Intel virtualisation in BIOS and installed qemu-kvm as usual: # ...
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Booting Solaris 10 or 11 for Sparc in qemu-system-sparc64

I'm trying to boot Solaris 10 or Solaris 11 for SPARC using qemu-system-sparc64 but keep running into problems early on. I'm using the DVD images sol-10-u11-ga-sparc-dvd.iso and ...
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Modifying files inside a snapshot (qemu img file)

I have taken a snapshot recently to assist me build VMs quickly with the operating system I desire (through virsh), however, every time I build a VM, I would like to modify few files inside the img ...
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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm?

Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this? Is it considered just another interface?
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virt-manager error “format=dir: 'dir' invalid format” when creating qemu VM with ISO

This is virt-manager 1.0.1 on Fedora 20. The server has libvirt 1.2.13-1, qemu 2.2.1-2 on Arch Linux. Go to File -> New Virtual Machine. Select Use ISO Image to install from then browse for it. ...
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Passthrough PS/2 keyboard to guest OS

OS Windows run on VM (ubuntu, libvirt, qemu-kvm). And I have PS/2 keyboard on host hardware. Is there any way to pass it to guest OS without lost of performance (maybe emulate USB keyboard with keys ...
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Why port forwarding does not work in QEMU? [closed]

How to redirect port 5555 of Host OS to port 80 of Guest OS? Host OS: Debian Jessie 64-bit Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit I'm using the following commands: qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm \ -name ...