QEMU (short for Quick Emulator) is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor.You can install this software using dnf tool.
dnf install qemu.x86_64
You can use any iso image from internet to run and test your distro linux. Just use this command:
I tested with Devil Linux iso without network ( the main reason was the settings of Devil Linux distro).
qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom ~/devil-linux-1.8.0-rc2-x86_64/bootcd.iso --enable-kvm -m 2048
Some args of qemu tool:
– qemu-system-x86_64 is the option for x86 architecture (64 bit);
– boot and -d set options for booting and debug;
– the -cdrom option set the iso file path and file;
– the –enable-kvm enable Kernel Virtual Machine;
– the -m 2048 set memory;
– the -netdev user,id=user.0 that told qemu to use the user mode network stack which requires no administrator privilege to run;
About QEMU VLAN.
QEMU networking uses a networking technology that is like VLAN. The QEMU forward packets to guest operating systems that are on the same VLAN. Examples with qemu-kvm options:
– net nic command defines a network adapter in the guest operating system. – net tap command defines how QEMU configures the host. You can disabling networking entirely: