This page should be merged with Installation/QemuEmulator.
- QEMU is a full system emulator. It can be used to create a sandbox environment in which Ubuntu can be installed and demonstrations can be performed. The host computer can run a screen capture utility to record the window running QEMU.
- kqemu is a kernel accelerator for QEMU. With kqemu loaded, QEMU is considerably faster.
kvm is a kernel based accelerator for CPUs which have the VT extensions to their instruction set.
- qemu-launcher is a graphical frontend to QEMU, designed to make it easier to start virtual machines, without having to know the command line options.
Installing kqemu & QEMU
Install qemu package from universe repository.
sudo apt-get install qemu
kqemu is an open-source kernel based accelerator designed for QEMU. Its author is the main developer behind QEMU itself.
Installing kvm & QEMU
Kvm includes a kernel module and a modified QEMU package.
Feisty has kvm in the 2.6.20 kernel.
qemu-launcher is in the standard repository and so can be easily installed:-
sudo apt-get install qemu-launcher
Creating disk images