QEMU: question on creating a virtual/emulated(?) machine without KVM

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at gmx.at
Sat Apr 12 08:07:34 UTC 2014

Am 2014-04-06 12:33, schrieb Liam Proven:
> On 5 April 2014 22:04, Franz Waldmüller <waldbauernbub at gmx.at> wrote:
>> 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 have
>> VT-x/AMD-V.
> Use VirtualBox. It is designed for this sort of thing and is much better at it.
> KVM is for server virtualisation, QEMU is a development/simulation tool.
> You have a log to cut and a choice of a wood saw, a sharp vegetable
> knife and a steak knife. Don't waste your time and ours fooling around
> with the kitchen tools; use the right tool for the job.
> Virtualbox works on 32-bit and 64-bit hosts, on Windows, Linux and Mac
> OS hosts, and does not require hardware virtualisation.
thanks for the tipp with virtualbox. I was afraid that with virtualbox 
the guest OS sees some parts of the real host hardware which might pose 
problem when porting the virtual machine to other hardware.
But the topic is closed for me now.

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