Kqemu: does it work on Edgy ?
Rutger van Haasteren
rvhaasteren at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 10:46:20 UTC 2006
Yes, I have gotten kqemu running on edgy. The easiest way to do it is to
compile from source, since the ubuntu repos don't include the kqemu
accelerator (it's non-free software). Download qemu and kqemu source
tarballs. Install using ./configure, make, make install with your favorite
options, and then activate the kqemu module:
modprobe kqemu major=0
This kernel module has to be activated, or it won't be used. You have to do
this every time you have rebooted, so make a startup script. Hope this
helped! Check here for more info:
On 12/12/06, sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
> Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Yesterday I wanted to try OpenSuse 10.2 that'a just been released.
> > No no, no intent to cheat on Ubuntu officer, honnest, just meant to
> > look at the competition to see where we stand.
> > In VMware it hung, so I tried in Qemu.
> > I have never used Qemu before, but the latest version was in Edgy so I
> > installed painlessly. Suse installed fine from the DVD ISO, but it was
> > sooooo slow (took about 4 hours, no kidding).
> > I went to the Qemu website:
> > http://www.qemu.org/kqemu-doc.html
> > and gathered that there is kernel module, called "Kqemu" one must use to
> > accelerate significantly Qemu and make it eventually useful.
> > I didn't find that Kqemu thing in the Ubuntu repos, so I followed the
> > instructions given on the above link.
> > I downloaded it, compiled, loaded it by hand ("sudo modprobe kqemu"),
> > tripled checked that /dev/kqemu existed, that is was loaded in memory
> > (I used lsmod), and I start Qemu as root to avoid any permission
> > problem on the module, as mentioned on the site.
> > Then I start Qemu, hoping for the best... and quickly disappointed,
> > Suse runs so slow that it hardly can respond to mouse input properly.
> > I went to the Ubuntu Wiki, but didn't find any Edgy specific/relevant
> > Howto, only obsolete stuff.
> > So if anyone has managed to get Kqemu working on Edgy, I would
> > gratefully receive your guidance... :-)
> > regards,
> > --
> > Vince
> I was disappointed with the performance of Qemu running Win2K on Edgy,
> even after install the accelerator, that I moved it under VMWare and
> it was quite OK. I'm interested in trying a couple of the other
> emulators too for comparison.
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