Virtualization for Slackware 13.1


You need to make sure your setup allows for virtualization. Check your CPU manual.


qcow2 is qemu copy on write second version. qcow2 is good, use it.

Virtualization simplified:

  1. Install qemu-kvm (KVMGROUP=users sh qemu-kvm.SlackBuild).
  2. modprobe kvm_intel
  3. Create an image (qemu-img create -f qcow2 environment.img 50G). I named mine "environment."
  4. Install the desired os (sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -hda environment.img -cdrom /home/sifer/slackware-13.1-install-dvd.iso \ -boot d -m 384). I needed another one to mess with the kernel.
  5. Run the newly installed os (sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -hda environment.img -m 512 -soundhw all -smp 4 -cpu host -no-acpi -snapshot -localtime -boot c -usb -usbdevice tablet -net [your network options here]).