04/25/2009 12:27 AM
One more try ofqemu+Neutrino
I haven't tried it for a while being discouraged after my first experiments with qemu0.9. Couple of days ago I opened
qemu.org and found new release 0.10.2. Decided to try once again. To streamline the way I decided to use Windows front
end QEMU Manager 6 (dull UI but saves time). Host OS Windows7RC1, guest -6.4.1M4. Maybe in contrast with frustration I
felt after the first try now things seem to be much more positive:-).
Installation -good (just no problem, besides known issue with pci which can be easy fixed).
Networking - not bad. I had Internet immediately after the first reboot. To run debug session via qconn turned out to be
a bit more complicated (just because of my stupidity :-) Not necessary to install tap any more.
Host disk space sharing - good (without problem I connected shared host folder as extra hard drive).
HID - not so good, but acceptable (or near that). Actually keyboard & mouse worked much better than before and than on
SUN VM (just terrible experience). Feel a bit shame about that:-)
Performance. I didn't test it specially. At least system response fast enough to be not annoying. I didn't used
accelerator KQEMU. Computer Intel quad 6400 8gb ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT.
Graphics. I didn't find at the first glance any problem with Photon.
Conclusion. At last it can be used. Or sort of...