bugQemu Launcher - Bugs: bug #9300, Make use of qemu-kvm

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bug #9300: Make use of qemu-kvm

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat Jun 9 09:15:36 2007  
Category: GeneralSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Open
Release: 1.8.0-pre0

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Sun Jun 10 14:52:07 2007, comment #2:

Works like a charm, thank you

Sat Jun 9 10:13:44 2007, comment #1:

1.8 does support KVM, but I thought that the binary name is always "kvm" (as it is on my machine). It seems I was wrong.

To get it running before this is properly fixed, you could create a symlink to "qemu-kvm" like this (as root):

ln -s /usr/bin/qemu-kvm /usr/bin/kvm

Now restart "qemu-launcher". To enable KVM, choose Hardware -> Hardware type -> x86-64, and Emulator -> Acceleration -> Hardware.

If "qemu-launcher" is included in your distribution, you should request them to modify "qemu-launcher" to search for proper binaries on their systems.

Linas Žvirblis <linas>
Project Administrator
Sat Jun 9 09:15:36 2007, original submission:

I am running Fedora 7 and it supports KVM out of the box. Very very usefull and works like a charm. I then found your wonderfull program (the Virtual Machine Manager of redhat doesn't support cdrom and networking yet :( ) and i miss a feature.

In 1.7.3 you can manually override the qemu commands (/usr/bin/qemu). I modified this to qemu-kvm so it runs through my processor. But in 1.8 this is not possible anymore, making your program useless for me.

What i would like to ask you is making support for the -kernel-qemu option you support now, and also making it a option to change that to /usr/bin/qemu-kvm, so both methods are supported.

Thank you! and keep up the good work.

Gr. Ben



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