Talk:QEMU/Linux guest

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Information on grub2 configuration

I'm not sure how to do this yet, so I can't add it myself, but it would be awesome if someone could add information on configuring grub2 here, in addition to legacy grub. Thanks! -- Jessetaylor84 (talk) 19:09, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

script GentooVM crashes my system

UPDATE: the script is just fine, the (likely) culprit was 4.7.7 kernel, as I was perfectly able to run the script and boot (and all) with 4.7.5 kernel kernel. See this bug with kvm at [ =sys-kernel/hardened-sources-4.7.6: Kernel panic when starting KVM guests] --MiroR (talk) 08:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

I get crashes when I try to run the script GentooVM. I gave all the details at:
banning user... until system restart for ... kernel crash w/ Qemu
It surely could be something b0rked my system, esp. if other users can run that script just fine.
But I'm posting this query just in case... Thanks if anybody gives more insight into this.--MiroR (talk) 03:11, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Headless server

I like the headless server option but the resulting terminal seems not very stable and after the reboot of the VM I build, Grub stopped just before the boot menu would show...probably because, I have to add the same console option to the VM. I'll work in this. Aisha, do you maybe have suggestions to make the terminal more usable? --Therijn (talk) 19:00, 07 June 2030 (UTC)


The kernel configuration section should include the "virtio console" option. It's possible that a framebuffer and/or CONFIG_TTY should be set, if they are not done so already.

Additionally, it should be pointed out what the correct "VIDEO_CARDS" values might be; i.e. QXL, or virgl (with virtio-gpu).

ILMostro (talk) 00:05, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

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Expansion Plan

DO we know what the plans are for this page? I've been making several variants of Gentoo VMs and this documnet is basically bare-boned variant for an head-less VM. I wish to go with the following new pages:


Or something to that affect. What say you? -- Egberts (talk) 14:06, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

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