virtual machine software

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sat Mar 22 07:15:37 PDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 09:50:26AM -0400, Jim Stapleton wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:37:50PM -0400, Jim Stapleton wrote:
> >  > I need to get a VM work for XP. I tried QEmu, but XP wouldn't install.
> >  > I wouldn't mind VMWare, but I want to run it under trial first if
> >  > possible.
> >
> >  Bochs works, but it is slow.
> >
> >  I would investigate _why_ it doesn't install under qemu before turning
> >  to another VM. You'll need at least a 3-4G disk image (for XP with SP2
> >  and updates), and 384M memory for the VM.
> >

(please do not top-post)
> Sorry, QEmu crashes when I try to boot the CD. Same happens with Bochs.

Well, if it happens with two different emulators, I guess you'd have to
look for a cause outside of the emulators themselves.

- is the CD allright? Have you tried booting your machine with it?

- does the user who starts the qemu/bochs process have write
  access to the CD device? If not, you have to fix that.

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