QEMU: question on creating a virtual/emulated(?) machine without KVM
waldbauernbub at gmx.at
Sat Apr 5 21:04:10 UTC 2014
before the support for Microsoft Windows XP ends I want to create a
virtual machine from a Windows XP CD which I don't use anymore.
The purpose of this install is to have a Windows install available for
legacy applications or an old scanner which only works on XP. Although
this virtual machine shouldn't connect to the internet I want to apply
all available security updates since the won't be available forever.
I think that Windows doesn't use a generic kernel like ubuntu. So I am
afraid that I have to ensure that the hardware as Windows sees it, does
not change too much.
Do I need to set the -no-kvm switch when launching qemu-system-i386? Do
you have any other recommendations on the launch options of qemu?
qemu-system-i386 -no-kvm -hda /path/to/harddisk.img -cdrom /dev/cdrom0
-boot d -m 1024
I am on a 64bit install of ubuntu 12.04 at the moment but wanted to
create a virtual machine which I can use on an old laptop which doesn't
thanks for your help.
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