[Slackbuilds-users] QEMU

John Yost alleytrotter at gmail.com
Sun May 31 19:37:29 UTC 2015

On 05/24/2015 01:37 PM, King Beowulf wrote:
> On 05/23/2015 09:41 AM, John Yost wrote:
>> I guess I am pretty old school.
>> I am just now switching over to using VM's for Linux
>> For all these years with Slackware (since about'98) I lived on
>> separate partitions for build, current, rescue, and production. Of
>> course this method requires a reboot to switch between worlds. 
> Same here: for ages I just had a number of partitions.  However, this
> started to get tedious when I took on more SBo scripts.  A VM makes
> testing new stuff in a "clean room" easier.  I used to use VirtualBox,
> then Oracle grabbed them, so when QEMU was up for grabs I volunteered.
>> So I am
>> now experimenting with Qemu. From your replies it seems I will need to
>> study the -drive switch and also look into 'copy on write'.
>> My biggest problem so far is passing info back and forth. I have been
>> using a usb stick but I see there are many other methods.
>> John
> I've attached my qemu script for slackware-current, etc. It will give
> you some ideas.  The virtio subsystem is very high performance. The VMs
> are isolated from my network. Also, once the VM is running, the host
> directory mounts with this fstab entry:
> data    /mnt/hd    9p    trans=virtio   0   0
> A host share, as well as the backing image I use makes a clean reset easy!
> Enjoy,
> Ed
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Another BIG thank you Ed
I have 9p working now with the generic kernel.
Having the same problem as you on huge.
Thank You

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