Qemu is a powerful emulator and installation is very simple…

I suggest simple steps for running ubuntu inside Qemu emulator and my processor is Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz running debian distro.

a) qemu latest source code can be downloaded from here

b)

$ tar -xvzf qemu.x.xx.x.tar.gz

c)

$ cd qemu.x.xx.x

Am building qemu for x86 architecture

d)

$ ./configure --target-list=i386-softmmu

compiling,

e)

$ make

installing,

f)

$ sudo make install

once finished with installation you need to be client of VNC server please refer here for more info

For checking our installation

Please type

$ qemu-system-i386

you will get something like

qemu-system-i386: pci_add_option_rom: failed to find romfile “efi-e1000.rom”

VNC server running on `::1:5900′

nothing else.

It is prompting us to open the VNC viewer since qemu does not has any inbuild GUI.

To see output, open a new terminal and enter as below

$ xvnc4viewer :5900

you will get a black window of name (VNC: QEMU) and showing some thing like

SeaBIOS (version …..)

Booting from Hard Disk…

Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

Booting from Floppy…

Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

Booting from DVD/CD…

Boot failed: could not read from CDROM (code 0003)

No bootable device.

If you get as above congrats you successfully completed the task…!

Enjoy…!

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