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

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How can I chroot into a filesystem with a different architechture?

I'm trying to chroot into a Arch Linux ARM filesystem from x86_64. I've seen that it's possible to do using static qemu by copying the binary into the chroot system: $ cp /usr/bin/qemu-arm ...
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How do I boot from a liveusb using qemu-kvm?

I am trying to get qemu-kvm to boot from my live usb stick. Is this possible?
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How can I store files in the mounted shared folder?

I am running a Fedora Workstation virtual machine on an Ubuntu host. I created a folder /home/cl/share in the guest and mounted the shared folder /media/cl/system/virtual/share as root following the ...
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How to boot EFI kernel using QEMU (kvm)?

Hey guys I'm trying to emulate a EFI enviroment using QEMU (kmv), virtualbox takes 15 minutes to boot in EFI mode using archboot. Using legacy BIOS mode I can boot using this command: ...
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How do I send a shutdown event to a QEMU guest (OpenBSD)?

I'm using virtualisation solely to install OpenBSD onto the bare hardware, and during the installation, the redirection to the serial port didn't get configured, so, I ended up with the system ...
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ssh from host to guest using qemu

How do I setup ssh from the host to the guest using qemu? I am able to use port redirection when I boot the VM without any special parameters, as follows: /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -hda ubuntu1204 ...
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How can I restore default window size in KVM/QEMU

In KVM/QEMU machine window size by default matches guest OS resolution. But if I resize windows (accidently) how to restore default size?
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Load Linux bzImage in QEMU?

I compiled a Linux by doing make menuconfig then make and now I have compiled the most recent version of Linux. How can I load the kernel into QEMU?
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How do I get my mouse back from qemu/kvm?

I'm running qemu/kvm on Debian testing x64 with this command: kvm -m 1024 -hda win7.img -cdrom win7x86.iso -boot d -net user but when I click inside the virtual machine, qemu captures my mouse and ...
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booting qemu/kvm directly from a file system

Having used Xen and its pygrub for a while, I'm now trying to do something similar with KVM/qemu. Basically, I have a LVM logical volume (though that could as well be a file) that contains the root ...
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Emulate RaspberryPi using QEMU

I would like to run a RaspberryPi system on my MacOSX using QEMU. I tried the following, using this tutorial: ./qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -hda ArchLinuxARM-2014.06-rpi.img ...
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Running Debian i386 binary on Debian armel via qemu

I am trying to follow this guide to set up a Ventrilo server on my SheevaPlug, running Debian armel. This page states that I can use QEMU to run the binary that was made for i386 on my arm system. ...
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Linux kernel is not finding the initrd correctly

I had compiled a linux kernel and I wanted to debug it in QEMU. I created a file to boot from by doing the commands $ qemu-img create -f raw disk.img 200M $ mkfs.ext2 -F disk.img # mkdir /mnt/rootfs ...
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How to copy qemu raw images?

I want to backup kvm virtual machines and copy machine's images another path or usb disk? How to copy " qemu raw images"?
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Move qcow2 image to physical hard drive

I have a qcow2 image that I use to boot an installation of linux using QEMU; I would like to place the contents of that image directly onto a physical hard drive so that I can boot to that linux ...
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kvm killed by oomkiller

kvm version: QEMU emulator version 1.1.2 (qemu-kvm-1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u3, Debian), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard libvirtd version: libvirtd (libvirt) 0.9.12.3 debian version: 7.5 I'm running ...
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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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Is it possible to run KVM over a qemu emulated powerpc architecture

I understand that qemu uses binary translation to emulate machines, so irrespective of the underlying architecture, it can provide emulation. And, KVM uses Hardware Virtualization technique to make ...
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Shared folder between QEMU Windows guest and Linux host

In the past I have used Virtual Box which has very good support for sharing a folder on the host with a Windows guest. I am looking for similar functionality for QEMU. The documentation suggests to ...
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Running bzImage in QEMU: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0.0)

I compiled the kernel by doing make menuconfig and make. I was trying to run the bzImage in qemu, by doing qemu -kernel bzImage but it didn't work out with the error message: Unable to mount root fs ...
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Can libvirt check if virtual machine is fully booted? Can another tool?

I currently have small VM to do certain tests (it has multiple benefits - like testing on another distribution, Fedora 15, as well as running make distcheck without the problem of polluting /). ...
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Retrieve serial port information of a libvirt domain?

I'm trying to retrieve the serial port information, aka Source Path of a libvirt domain (using qemu/KVM machine): Serial Device 1 (Primary Console) Device type: pty Source path: /dev/pts/2 But ...
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Emulate unplugging a network cable with qemu-kvm

[Background: I'd like to actually test How to take down a static network interface when not connected? ] I'm setting up a QEMU-KVM virtual machine using libvirt (via virt-manager). I put two NICs on ...
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Really light weight linux for VM no extensions

I need to host a ssh server on a x86-64 Debian squeeze machine with no VT-extensions :( I am using virtlib with qemu (set up and working). I have tried a number of things and non have been perfect, ...
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QEMU-KVM and internal DHCP server

I have set up a few soon-to-be production VMs running on QEMU-KVM on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. As for networking, I chose the "NAT" option in Virt-Manager and each VM now gets an IP address 192.168.122.x ...
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Kernel and QEMU : Unable to mount root fs error

I am trying to run a distro in the virtual disk image with a custom kernel,so that I can experiment and debug the kernel. I followed this to make a disk image and then install Debian to it. Now I ...
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Debugging Linux Kernel with QEMU

I was trying to study the debugging of kernel using QEMU. I tried initially and failed due to the fact that there was no virtual file system. The answers to this post suggests that there should be a ...
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Compiling FreeRTOS on ubuntu

How could I compile the FreeRTOS Source Code and run it (possibly on qemu) on Ubuntu 11.04?
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Backtrace of “git clone” running inside qemu-user-emulation based arm-chroot

I'm running a wheezy:armhf chroot using qemu user emulation on my jessie:x86_64 system. Somehow, a git clone on a particular private repository will hang inside the chroot, while succeed natively. ...
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QEMU do not start when executed in background inside shell script

I have an application that runs fine, with and without '&' when run directly from the terminal. However, if I try to execute it from a shell script, it works only if the trailing '&' is ...
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QEMU how to ping host network?

I'm trying to ping from guest to my host network without success. qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian_squeeze_amd64_standard.qcow2 -netdev user,id=user.0 -device e1000,netdev=user.0 I try to ping a ...
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how to pass Ctrl-C in qemu

I configured Qemu's grub the following way: GRUB_TERMINAL="serial console" GRUB_SERIAL_COMMAND="serial" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="..console=ttyS0" and run the Qemu process with "-nographic" command line ...
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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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Mouting a kvm qemu disk image with multiple partitions

I am trying to mount a KVM-qemu disk image with this command: sudo mount -o loop,offset=32256 centos6.img /mnt/centos6. But it shows this error: you must specify filesystem type. As I have more ...
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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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Socksifying a qemu-kvm using tsocks

I'm trying to socksify a qemu-kvm using tsocks, but I have no success. I don't know if qemu access directly the hardware, skipping the OS or something like that, but I wasn't able to do this feat. ...
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keyboard and mouse not working in QEMU

I'm trying to run a Linaro Beagleboard image under Qemu and I have trouble with the keyboard and mouse. Basically neither the keyboard nor the mouse work once the boot process completes. I tried two ...
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VGA passthrough - Code 43 with KVM and libvirt on all AMD hardware [closed]

I've set up a system with an R9-270 and an ATI Rage (PCI graphics card, doesn't use radeon driver) on an FX-8320 and an ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 motherboard with the intention of running Debian Wheezy ...
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qemu - two clients (tap0 & tap1) via br0 can't ping eachother but server pings ok

I've got: A host system running Ubuntu with KVM (functional) Two clients, one Ubuntu and one Windows 7, nothing fancy. I've also setup (see below) a bridge via br0 for the clients: br0: ...
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Place grub on virtual disk

To learn about Linux startup process I placed grub in a disk image file and tried to boot using qemu. I currently has not put any kernel image into the drive just grub. I installed grub using kpartx ...
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Arch Linux in Qemu : Failed to access perfctr msr error

I got the Arch Linux (march build) iso file through bittorrent lately. I tried to run it in VM, but it only gets up to the main screen (The screen where you select what you want to do) shown below: ...
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Networking and Samba from a quest OS running on qemu

I'm trying to test some software on a big endian system to ensure compatibility. My plan is to use qemu on Ubuntu 12.04 to emulate a MIPS system. So far I've been able to create the quest system ...
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Cannot Start KVM VM Because Missing BIOS

Whenever I attempt to start a KVM VM on Ubuntu 14.04 with the "kvm" command, I get the following error: qemu: could not load PC BIOS 'bios-256k.bin' I have searched for this file and found it ...
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Qemu 2.0 Windows guest - mouse stops working (vnc) when using usb-passthrough

I have installed Qemu 2.0 on an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS computer. I use Qemu to run multiple virtual machines. One of them is using Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) and is used for back-ups. The guest runs fine ...
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filesystem that works under qemu and I can mount on my host

I'm using qemu for different kind of tasks, I would like to pick a filesystem that is both qemu-compatible and easy to mount under my host. I already discarded both qcow and qcow2 because apparently ...
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Is it possible to add description to qemu VMs?

Is it possible to add description to qemu virtual machines? I mean something similar to qemu -enable-kvm -description "RHEL test-host" .... This would allow one to easily identify virtualized hosts in ...
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Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors

I am on Debian 8.2 and trying to install a Debian 8.2 QEMU/KVM guest. I created a virtual disk image file and booted into the Debian installer ISO with the following commands: jesse@deb:~/vms$ ...
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virt-manager: is it possible to assign specific IP addresses to certains VMs via the virtual DHCP?

using virt-manager quite successfully. I am wondering if it's possible to specify in the virtual DHCP server, that some virtual machines will have a specific IP address (maybe via MAC address ...
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Install Solaris 8 on Qemu-SPARC

I've been struggling with installing Solaris 8 Sparc-32bit on Qemu for a while. So far I've viewed several sites with instructions on how to install Solaris-sparc32bit on Qemu. But only yesterday was ...
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Qemu & AIX 6.1 - what am i missing?

I have a Fedora 14 i386 / T7100 C2D HP notebook. I need to run e.g.: AIX 6.1 on it for testing purposes. I installed a VirtualBox on this Fedora machine. I installed a guest os in the VirtualBox. ...