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To get Qemu Acceleration you must run qemu-system-x86_64 (with the -kernel-kqemu option), not the default launcher (qemu). --Nak 0:48, 11 May 2007 (GMT+1)

starting qemu using a real partition

I made the description more detailed

Yurac 29/1/08

thoughts / suggestions on networking nitty gritty section

I followed the beginner's guide to installing Arch and setting up rc.conf. I have also installed 'dnsmasq'. When following the QEMU/KVM how-to I was unable to get my bridge interface to see the dhcp server of my modem until I amended my rc.conf to include and bring up the loopback interface i.e.

lo="lo up"
eth0="eth0 up"
INTERFACES=(lo eth0 br0)
gateway="default gw"

As this is not part of the beginners rc.conf it might help others that have got stuck with this part to read this and maybe considered, if correct, a useful addition to the how-to. It would be good to get confirmation from those-that-know if this is the best foot forward, so to speak.

Ed 17/05/10

vde networking

The instructions provided for vde networking did not work. Instead I did the following which did work:

vde_switch -daemon

slirpvde --dhcp --daemon

Then to start the vm with a connection to the network of the host:

kvm -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:00:EE:03 -net vde whatever.qcow

The above method is also less invasive. Any support/objections to replacing the vde networking instructions in the article with these? If the current instructions bring attention to features that the above method does not, how can they integrated? --AndreasBWagner 22:02, 17 April 2011 (EDT)