[Ilugc] VM Ware
shuveb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 10:48:18 IST 2005
> A feature I like in VMWare is that you can "attach" the virtual
> machine's CD drive to an ISO image. Hence, you don't need to burn CDs
> from downloaded Linux distributions to install in a virtual machine.
> Saves the environment. :)
Here I assume you are talking about using an ISO image as the virtual
machine's CDROM drive. The same is possible in Qemu as well.
Networking is also supported using TUN/TAP.
For example, to install an OS from an CDROM ISO image into a hard disk
file, the command would be:
$ qemu -hda hard_drive.img -cdrom ubuntu.iso -boot d
The "-boot d" option will make qemu boot off the iso image specified
with the "-cdrom" option. CDROM ISO images can also be changed/ejected
during runtime, through the monitor interface. Saving the VM state is
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