Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Re: Aiming for Qemu 2.0 in 14.04

Quoting RS (rs@pswl.com):
> Hello Steve,
> Very Interested in helping to test Qemu 2 in Trusty.
>
> Have been trying to get a virtualisation hypervisor working for
> considerable time. Is there any chance of a step by step guide for
> setting up for a reasonably intelligent but not techie/experienced
> user of linux, who, while happy to use cmd line would need some
> guidance. Very willing to follow instructions and learn. I have been
> using ubuntu on and off since Breezy.
>
> Presumably you would want it tested against beta 2 rather than daily
> builds.
> I have an Asus Sabretooth 990FX with UEFI Bios an AMD 64 FX 6 series
> Bulldozer and 16 Gig RAM, SSD and big SATA3 HD, and plenty of time and
> patience.

Hi,

the 2.0 candidate is currently only in ppa:ubuntu-virt/candidate. You
can install it on a 14.04 host using:

sudo apt-get -y install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-virt/candidate
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm

Now you can use libvirt, virt-manager, and uvtool to manage VMs if you like
(see https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/libvirt.html and
https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/cloud-images-and-uvtool.html),
or you can use kvm by hand (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Directly)

thanks,
-serge

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