[CentOS-virt] Installing old Suse as fully virtualized guest: problem with install source

Mon Apr 21 18:59:23 UTC 2008
Michael Will <mwill at penguincomputing.com>

libvirt enables you to run that stuff side by side.

I don't know the answer about the rpms, I just have done it on fedora 
core 8 before. I presume
you could find out quicker than my by looking for it first if it is 

rpm -q qemu

if not, try to install it with yum

yum install qemu


Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Michael Will wrote on Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:28:56 -0700:
>> fyi: paravirtualized means the OS is new enough to have extensions to be 
>> virtualization-aware and support it in order to
>> not have to emulate all of the hardware completely. The older OS would 
>> probably run fully virtualized, i.e. in a QEMU
>> environment.
> Ahm, yes, sorry, that is why I wanted to try to run it fully virtualized. I 
> made a typo and skipped the "not" in "this probably would run 
> paravirtualized". Yes, I'm sure it won't run paravirtualized.
> AFAIK Xen can also install and run fully virtualized guests. The problem is 
> that install location. (maybe there are others, but this at least is the 
> one I'm facing now).
> Qemu: I haven't ever used it. Would you recommend using it in this case? 
> Can I run that side-by-side with Xen? Are the rpms part of CentOS?
> Kai