[SOLVED] Building SlackBuilds KVM doesn't work, 22.214.171.124 kernel
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Building SlackBuilds KVM doesn't work, 126.96.36.199 kernel
since there was a lot of talk about virtualization I thought I try kvm -- before I used VirtualBox.
I took the SlackBuild from SlackBuilds.org and got an error with u8 as type in /usr/include/scsi/scsi.h. (sorry, I don't have the exact error message anymore..) I searched for its definition and I only found __u8 in /usr/include/linux/types.h. Then I searched the web and found a "fix" which says I have to change u8 from /usr/include/scsi/scsi.h to __u8.
Okay, this problem was solved, but when I run the SlackBuild now it stops at some point and I don't know why. These are the last few lines of output:
I put an echo after the make for building kvm and I put an echo after "make install". None of them are printed.
as you can see here, kvm is the name of the old version of the package stopped in 2009, userspace tools (the modified qemu) and the kernel modules: with 2010 (someone correct me if I'm saying bull**** ) they are packaging only the new stable branch named qemu-kvm containing only the userspace tools (as the kvm modules are already shipped with your distribution's kernel).
But it is still very slow. I think I'll read some tutorials about kvm and if it won't be faster I'll change back to VirtualBox or VMware.
Did you load the kvm modules first:
- or -
If either of those don't load then either your CPU doesn't support virtualization or your motherboard BIOS doesn't support virtualization. A BIOS upgrade is sometimes needed to gain access to the virtualization of the motherboad depending on how old it is.