[Slackbuilds-users] Qemu-kvm

John Yost alleytrotter at gmail.com
Mon May 6 12:36:13 UTC 2013

On 05/05/2013 11:57 PM, King Beowulf wrote:
> On 05/05/2013 12:14 PM, John Yost wrote:
>> On 05/04/2013 11:37 PM, King Beowulf wrote:
>>> On 05/04/2013 02:47 PM, John Yost wrote:
>>>> I tried to upgrade to the latest Qemu version 1.4.0. The
>>>> upgrade went fine. I did not use usbdir or spice, just the
>>>> basic Qemu. When I tried to start the VM with my usual
>>>> command line .....
>>>> "qemu-kvm -usb -ctrl-grab -m 4096 -soundhw es1370 -localtime
>>>> -vga std -cdrom /dev/cdrom /mnt/other/VM/winxp.img"

>>> ---snip--------
>> I thought there was supposed to be a simple default network
>> connection without any needed setup. The qemu manpage seems to
>> indicate there is a default automatic network connection. Any
>> direction would be greatly appreciated. Don't know how many times
>> Xp can be re-certified before I get refused.
> Since WinXP is dead its anyone's guess how long the activation
> servers will be up.  There are ways to bypass activation.
> I dredged up my old WinXP CD and fired up a VM (I will never
> forgive you foe that!).  Looks like qemu uses a default nic that
> WinXP does not recognize, even after installing Service Pack 3.
> Here is my command to have WinXP automagically detect and install
> the NIC driver (adjust as needed)
> $ qemu-kvm -m 768 -hda winxp.img -cdrom /dev/dvd -net
> nic,model=pcnet -net user
> Adjust as needed.
> For the future:
> From the qemu manpage: "The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC 
> target." Now check WinXP device manager, ooo! yellow ? for
> ethernet controller; right click properties, update driver, etc etc
> look at driver list....mmm no driver, lets try another nic ...
> Just sayin'...
> -Ed
Please forgive me. I use xp once a month to access bank. Otherwise I
retired windows in general before y2k.....
Your solution worked fine. I did tread on that trail with the yellow
?, but apparently did not go far enough.
I will investigate the bypass for future access. Any pointers?

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