virt-manager and qemu-kvm?

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summersab
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virt-manager and qemu-kvm?

Post#1 by summersab » 11 Feb 2016, 18:45

So, I'm extremely impressed with Porteus for two reasons. 1) All of my hardware (including my iwlwifi card) is detected with no problems. 2) The ATI fglrx driver is available out of the box, and it freaking works. Well done, team!

Is it possible to get virt-manager and qemu-kvm installed on Porteus? I tried a few months ago, but after much crying and gnashing of teeth due to dependency hell, I gave up and looked at other distros. Now, I'm back here. What I'm aiming for is having a minimal distro installed on a USB stick that I can then use to boot and manage VMs stored on my internal SSD. That way, I can blow away and recreate the USB stick whenever I need to without impacting the VMs where I do all my work. Basically, a client hypervisor of sorts. Can I do this in Porteus?

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Re: virt-manager and qemu-kvm?

Post#2 by Bogomips » 11 Feb 2016, 19:09

Welcome to Porteus. This should help you some of the way maybe? :)
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
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summersab
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Re: virt-manager and qemu-kvm?

Post#3 by summersab » 11 Feb 2016, 19:13

Yeah, I found that one. If I recall, I had dependency problems with virt-manager. I wondered if anyone out there had actually successfully done what I've described so they could share their experience. If not, I suppose I'll go back to poking around and come back to ask for help when I need it.

Thanks for your quick response!

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