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How to install and use KVM-qemu in Fedora?

asked 2013-12-16 03:14:35 -0500

Charles Wang gravatar image

updated 2014-05-11 13:57:04 -0500

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I am a Windows and Ubuntu user and just turn to Fedora, I want to use Virtual Machine in Fedora but I do not know how should I do, could you like to help me? I have used VirtualBox in Windows and ubuntu, but it is really very slow when boot up a virtual machine, so I want to turn to KVM-qemu, my computer is also very old with 2GB RAM, 320GB hard disk, CPU amd dual 2.0.

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There are several good tutorials, i was using http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-a-fedora-17-server and http://rabexc.org/posts/how-to-get-started-with-libvirt-on/ . You should be able to deploy virtual Fedora guests as https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/28922 . Sometimes a slow boot of a virtual machine (and more likely a failure to boot) is a question of disabled virtualization settings in the bios. I need also to warn you: be ready for several reinstallations of the host due to configuration mess - e.g on some networks enabling stp on the bridge will cut you away, etc.

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2013-12-16 07:22:20 -0500 )edit

Thank you,Sir!

Charles Wang gravatar imageCharles Wang ( 2013-12-16 09:16:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-16 04:04:31 -0500

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First of all, you can not expect, your computer will turn into a rocket. If it's slow with VirtualBox, it won't be much faster when using qemu

you should install virt-manager

yum install virt-manager
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Do I need install kvm and qemu? Thanks.

Charles Wang gravatar imageCharles Wang ( 2013-12-16 05:32:27 -0500 )edit

If your CPU supports virtualization, you should install qemu-kvm, which will pull in all the other stuff.

mrunge gravatar imagemrunge ( 2013-12-16 06:02:34 -0500 )edit

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