Qemu 0.7.0 released
Submitted by Chris
Qemu 0.7.0 has been released. Changelog here: Full x86_64 and MMX/SSE/SSE2 emulation support. SPARC target can now boot Linux. Much improved ARM user mode emulation. Many bug fixes.
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This is great news, hopefully some day Qemu can provide a full and rich emulation environment for all archs.
I hope someone will sponsor development of the Accelerator. I would love to see it go open source. Maybe then we would have a real competitor for VMWare.
Unfortunelly the OS X link seems to be broken…
for such a great product!
W00ties …. i love this program good for trying new os’s without bothering with partioning.
You’re right, a lot of people threw a fit.
I used to compile binaries for OS X, but have gotten lazy as of late. I tried 0.7 the other night and couldn’t get it to compile maybe QemuX will get updated binaries soon.
Interesting,does Qemu allow you to launch teams (multiple (different) guests at the same time)?Now it’s handy to have a AMD64 with 4GB+ support.Now it’s waiting for real MacOsX guest-OS support,lol maybe tiger will run faster emulated than on many i-book (no pun intended).
Although not mentioned in the table of Supported OSes, Windowes NT4 is finally fully working. This, and the option to run in full screen starts to make it a good free replacement for VMWare.
Actually, I don’t recall personally having any problems installing NT4 (Workstation) in QEMU in the past. The one that did cause problems was the installation of Windows 2000 where the disk images get full. Once you actually installed it, it seemed to work a charm though.
Wonder if that problem has been fixed, possibly as part of “better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection”…
It is very nice, the Win2k and XP is run (with kqemu), but IMHO it is still very slow. On my P4/2Hz linux machine it seems like 486/100Mhz. But it is better then QEmu without kquemu – and far better then bochs.
I have Windows 2000 running fine in Qemu on FreeBSD. But it has this “disk full” bug indeed. Win2k itself is running fine (and quite snappy), but I can’t install additional software (MS Office) because it says there is not enough disk space left, whereas there is.
I have installed Qemu 0.7 and WinXP on it this night. It works. It’s a pity that on AMD64-2GHz/Ubuntu it works awfully slow… But it works!
On my P4/2Hz …
Taking underclocking to the extreme are we? :p
won’t even install winxp-64 rc1, the setup tells me it can’t find the local APIC and keeps rebooting
First was the thought that I saw QEMM (Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager) in the subject line.
Second was the thought: I am old.
Well to bad there is only a linux package of 0.7.0 at the moment, but hopefully there will be a Win and Be package later, still this is great news as i tend to use QEMU somethimes.
http://bitsofnews.com & http://tech.bitsofnews.com
Compile it with –enable-cocoa. Works fine here on 10.3.9 and even asks for the image when running (some basic GUI-based interactivity).
> The one that did cause problems was the installation of
> Windows 2000 where the disk images get full. Once you
> actually installed it, it seemed to work a charm though.
> Wonder if that problem has been fixed, possibly as part of
> “better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection”…
It’s hacked around in QEMU CVS (post 0.7)
> won’t even install winxp-64 rc1, the setup tells me it can’t
> find the local APIC and keeps rebooting
I posted a patch/hack for this on the qemu-devel list few days ago…
Also you need to sudo /usr/sbin/gcc_select 3.3 to switch compilers (otherwise it won’t compile under 10.4). Remember to switch back to 4.0 for default, however!
If it has no space after you install (1st boot). Check the windows temp directory. Mine was oddly filled with gigs of 1024KB files… deleted them and all is well.
I’ve installed QEMU couple of days ago out of need to run some win programs on my old 300MHz ThinkPad with FreeBSD 5.4. Wow, was I surprised! It’s not that it works, it’s usable. I have an installation of Win98, fully networked, IE runs like nothing, that custom apps are working, great!
Don’t know what people expect, but this is very, very good technology, it’s FAST and it’s free too. I’m just installing BSD on a modern computer with commercial emulator and I’m not impressed, I’d rather use QEMU if it was available for my office OS.
Or … should I go the other way and install this office OS on top of QEMU running on top of FreeBSD )