I am working on a Debian lenny system.
I am using QEMU but it is very slow.
Some one suggested me to use kqemu.So I installed that also.
I am still having the same problem that it is slow.
I will describe the steps that I used to install KQEMU if these are wrong let me know.Also I am not clear do I have to type any command to be able to use kqemu.
I searched on debian repository for kqemu
kqemu was not there instead there was another package named
kqemu-source and kqemu-common
had some information but it did not worked as expected.
There was no package named as kqemu as the above link says
then I found a link here
which was working.
I added to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main
apt-get install kqemu-source
apt-get install module-assistant
module-assistant build kqemu-source
module-assistant install kqemu-source
echo kqemu >> /etc/modules
had to unistall the previous version of qemu because after this when I started
qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/cdrom -hda hd.img
I got an error version mistmatch.
apt-get install qemu kqemu-common
but there was no output from modprobe kqemu.
Now I installed CentOS in QEMU it is working fine.I am able to see graphical screen.
But the problem is it is very slow and it took more than 3 minutes to boot completely.
I am using an LVM based installation here is the command I use to do it
qemu-system-x86_64 -hda /dev/virtualization/centos5-disk -hdb /dev/virtualization/centos5-swap -m 1024 -boot c -net nic -net tap
I can see a grub screen which did boot.
I have uploaded a snapshot here.
The only problem is it is very slow to boot do I need to do some thing extra to be able to boot fastly.