- Download the QEMU + KQEMU package from here.
- Install the following packages which includes your linux kernel headers "sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) libsdl1.2-dev zlib1g-dev checkinstall qemu".
- Create a symlink to your linux kernel for simplifying things at a later stage (which includes updates) using 'sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) /usr/src/linux-headers'
- Extract the qemu package to a folder of your choice (i.e. /home/user/qemu) and also extract the kqemu package into the same directory. Remain in this directory.
- edit the qemu 'configure' file and change the kernel_path="" to
'kernel_path="/usr/src/linux-headers"', quit and save the file.
- type './configure' and look for the line that says "kqemu support yes".
- type 'make'. This process might take some time.
- Now we're ready to create the debian package. Type 'sudo checkinstall -D' and you will be prompted to answer a few questions. "
1st question: Answer = default y
2nd question: Answer = Any description you like about qemu"
- In my case after the creation of the package I had to install the .deb file manually. This is accomplished using 'sudo dpkg -i
- Now we have to make sure that the modules required for functionality are loaded. Edit '/etc/modules' and add kqemu and tun to the file. To load it manually type 'sudo modprobe kqemu' and 'sudo modprobe tun'.
- Edit your '/etc/rc.local' and add the following
chmod 666 /dev/kqemu # Make it accessible to all users
chmod 666 /dev/net/tun # Make tun accessible by all
mount -o remount,size=544m /dev/shm
echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq
Now your system can emulate any OS of your choice;) Enjoy