KVM steals virtualization spotlight (ZDNet)
Posted Mar 1, 2007 3:06 UTC (Thu) by drag
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Ever used Xen?
Then you use KVM?
Ever try to use either on your personal desktop?
Then it becomes obvious. :-)
Plus there are a lot of unported OSes out there to play around with or you may need for one reason or another.
Testing installation images for Debian.
Here is a example in Debian (for Kqemu)
Install qemu, kqemu-modules-(uname -r) (the experimental branch has the GPL'd version), qemu-launcher.
modprobe kqemu, give yourself permission for /dev/kqemu
Make a directory to house the images.
Copy down the ISO image to that directory or pop in a cdrom.
cd to the directory
select 'use cdrom', leave it at /dev/cdrom or point it at your iso image.
for hda select 'create'.
Make the harddrive image as big as you want. If you choose 'QCOW' format it will only use as much space as is needed for the housed data.
Make sure that 'boot from cdrom' is selected.
Boot and install the operating system.
After install then shutdown. Configure networking, sound, and video card as you please. Boot it up, confirm that it works and then save the configuration.
Btw I found a nice comparison between Kqemu and KVM aviable at:
They are both between 80 and 85% efficient at the benchmarks.
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