Re: [Fwd: Some qemu+hurd questions]
On 10/31/2010 02:40 PM, Svante Signell wrote:
I've addressed your questions I believe that I can help with - sorry I
can't help with them all.
I have finally taken the time to install hurd, as a start with qemu and
Jeremie Koenigs ported Debian installer in mini.iso. Thank you all
Hurders for your good work! In connection to the install I have a few
Installing Hurd with mini.iso as show in README.txt:
qemu -m 512 -net nic,model=ne2k_pci -net user -hda hurd-install.qemu
-cdrom ~/SW/hurd-installer/mini.iso -boot d
Installation went well, apt and grub2 work perfectly, however extremely
slow, several hours for the installation. After the install I tried with
-m 256, same common problem: one of the two CPUs loaded 100%, the other
idle, almost all memory used and sloow.
Do you find a lot of disc activity? I did, but the work around is to
start QEMU with these options (assuming you're using the latest QEMU
c -enable-kvm -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user
After that I found hurd works very fast.
- How to shut down Hurd in qemu properly? Just closing the qemu window
hurd complained on an unclean shutdown and had to check disks. The
solution I found so far is to shut down Hurd as root in the qemu window
before closing the window.
I used to have that, now I do this:
'shutdown -h now'
It will fail. So then do this:
Then I found that there is no need to fsck discs upon reboot.
- qemu seems to grab the mouse when clicking on the window, making it
impossible to copy text from that window somewhere else. Is that
- qemu-kvm is also available in addition to qemu. Would things be faster
with it, there seems to be some kernel modules added? Does my CPU, see
below, support virtualisation?