Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy

Previous message: [thread] [date] [author]
Next message: [thread] [date] [author]
To: <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 2:01 am

After recent successes (
http://lists.linuxaudio.org/pipermail/linux-audio-dev/2010-October/02955...
http://nielsmayer.com/meego/meego-handset-ia32-1.0.80.9.20100706.1-sdk-p...
) getting meego running under Fedora using http://www.linux-kvm.org/
and http://www.qemu.org/ I was looking up how to solve the
networking/routing issue when I found this:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPUnderQemuHowTo

Which inspired me to try it out... following these directions, e.g.

gnulem-105-~/windows-qemu> qemu-img create -f qcow windows.img 6G
Formatting 'windows.img', fmt=qcow size=6442450944 encryption=off
gnulem-109-~/windows-qemu> qemu -localtime -cdrom /dev/dvd -m 1024
-boot d windows.img

results in an ever-growing file

-rw-r--r-- 1 npm npm 632M 2010-10-27 18:50 windows.img

And a reminder of why i hate windows -- installs take forever and
require multiple reboots:

http://nielsmayer.com/meego/loading-win-xp-in-qemu.png
http://nielsmayer.com/meego/setup-win-xp-in-qemu.png
http://nielsmayer.com/meego/still-installing-win-xp-after-reboot-1.png

... and hopefully, eventually, in a few hours (the "36 minutes" from
the installer is bogus) I'll have my own legal copy of win xp running
on linux (from an old system restoration disk i had from an old and no
longer working laptop).... of course, to be able to use windows,
without puking all over the DOS shell, I'll have to install cygwin.
Which is pretty perverse: Running windows in a kvm so you can have
xemacs, bash, xterms from windows on linux..... It would be
interesting to see how well Windows audio production programs run
using this technique instead of Wine.

A few more interesting links...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SeamlessVirtualization
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2062234#post2062234
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM
http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/~djw/qemu.html

-- Niels
http://nielsmayer.com
_______________________________________________
Linux-audio-user mailing list
Linux-audio-user@lists.linuxaudio.org
http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user

Previous message: [thread] [date] [author]
Next message: [thread] [date] [author]

Messages in current thread:
[LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Tobiah, (Wed Oct 20, 7:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Niels Mayer, (Thu Oct 28, 2:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Niels Mayer, (Fri Oct 29, 4:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Mark Knecht, (Thu Oct 28, 4:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Ken Restivo, (Wed Oct 20, 11:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Tobiah, (Thu Oct 21, 5:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Paul Davis, (Thu Oct 21, 1:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, torbenh, (Thu Oct 21, 3:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Mark Knecht, (Thu Oct 21, 2:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, David Santamauro, (Fri Oct 29, 9:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Joe Hartley, (Thu Oct 21, 2:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, allcoms, (Thu Oct 21, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Leonardo Palomares, (Thu Oct 21, 3:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy, Luke Peterson, (Thu Oct 21, 12:00 am)