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Re: Install MSWindz 7 as Virtual Machine on Debian 8

On 10/11/15 04:58, D&P Dimov wrote:
> I need to install MS Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine on a computer that
> is running Debian 8. To do that, I'd like to use software that is not
> proprietory (I know, I know - this may sounds a bit ridiculous...). This
> Debian page: https://wiki.debian.org/SystemVirtualization recommends
> Qemu, KVM, VirtualBox, and Zen. Does anyone have recommendations for
> which one is easiest to install for a novice? I tried the first one,
> Qemu, but didn't really find a good guide how to install MS Win 7 with it.
> Thanks!

The others have recommended VirtualBox, but an alternative suggestion:
install libvirt-bin and virt-manager.

The former is a management interface for KVM/Xen/LXC and a few others,
and handles the logic of setting up the virtualisation for you.

The latter is a GUI front-end for libvirt.  Using it is much like using
VirtualBox.  Not quite as polished, but VirtualBox isn't as nice to use
on a headless machine either.
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)

I haven't lost my mind...
  ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

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