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Old 12-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Portable QEMU for Windows?


Hi,

I would like to install Debian on Windows over Qemu. Would you know a portable (such as | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB ...) for Windows XP, 7,...? (without installer admin prompt)

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Last time I simply copied the necessary files to a flash drive, or whatever. You won't get all the features as a device driver will need to be installed, but for basic functionality it serves well.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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Don't bother with QEmu any more ... use a commercial virtualizer product, or if you're daring, VirtualBox.

"Virtual machine monitors are commonplace now." Don't waste time with older technologies to get what is now a perfectly-ordinary job done. Windows can host Linux as a VM effortlessly. (Or, vice-versa.)
 
Old 12-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Don't bother with QEmu any more ... use a commercial virtualizer product, or if you're daring, VirtualBox.

"Virtual machine monitors are commonplace now." Don't waste time with older technologies to get what is now a perfectly-ordinary job done. Windows can host Linux as a VM effortlessly. (Or, vice-versa.)
sundialsvcs: where did that quote come from?
 
Old 12-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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Me.
 
Old 12-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #6
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Well forgive me for being a bit confused about the claim that qemu is 'older technology'. I'd like to know why you think that? It's still in development - last update was only last week. Can you qualify that statement?
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #7
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Sure, and mind you, this is all IMHO. It's not the main stream anymore. Used to be, even to the point of putting up with the "secret sauce" no-source-code kernel module (KQEMU) without which it never worked decently at all. Of course times have changed, with KVM and all of that. The hardware's changed, too: every chip found in every machine (except in your closet) has virtual-machine hardware support.

IMHO, the whole thing's been superseded, IMHO, by both VirtualBox and good off-the-shelf commercial VM hypervisors, which are used in tens of thousands of installations throughout the Internet and which run on a variety of hosts. If you want to do what everyone else is doing, I suggest that you should do what everyone else is doing.
 
  


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