qemu-kvm setup questions
On 07/01/2010 03:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
qemu-kvm apparently expects a couple of options in /etc/make.conf,
I'm jumping in here only because no one else has, so far.
I'm the kind of nutcase who enjoys pulling and compiling the latest kernel
sources from Linus every morning, and then I struggle and curse while trying
to find the source of all the brand new bugs that just bit me.
So, quite obviously, I do the same with the qemu-kvm git repo at kernel.org.
(My only point here is that I don't build qemu-kvm from gentoo portage, so I
can't answer your questions about the gentoo make.conf variables.)
qemu-kvm does not come packaged with a cute and user-friendly gui for all the
confusing micro-configuration details like network bridging, and on and on,
ad nearly infinitum.
Both qemu-kvm and virtualbox are forks of the original qemu project, and
AFAICT they've stuck pretty closely to the original qemu command-line options
(numbering in the hundreds, it seems to me).
If you understand how to use the original qemu emulator, you are 99% of the
way to understanding how to use both qemu-kvm and virtualbox.
The big advantage of virtualbox is their creation of the "guest-additions"
that allow for trivially easy sharing of files on the host machine with the
The catch is that the virtualbox "guest additions" are custom-built for each
individual guest OS, and I don't know if OS/2 is one of the supported OS's
Being too lazy to dig in and learn the micro-details of qemu's networking,
whenever I want to share files on my gentoo host with a qemu-kvm guest, I
make a CD/iso image of the files and then mount the iso image on the guest
machine using the qemu -cdrom=/path/to/my/custom/image.iso flag.
I'm betting that there is a much better way of doing this, and I'm hoping
someone out there can educate both of us.