Virtualization on the PinebookPro
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(05-24-2020, 03:35 PM)jiyong Wrote: I installed QEMU and VirtManager through the package manager.
But now I'm stuck with a missing firmware.
How do I get a firmware to start a VM?

You need to download QEMU_EFI firmware blob like this one

Code:
https://releases.linaro.org/components/kernel/uefi-linaro/latest/release/qemu64/QEMU_EFI.fd
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#22
Thanks for putting together the guide on this, very helpful!

Do you know if anyone is working on using QEMU without toggling some of the cores off? Is there maybe a GitHub issue I could follow? I'm running into this issue on NixOS, kernel 5.6.0 and QEMU 4.2.0.
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(07-06-2020, 08:12 PM)_hg_ Wrote: Thanks for putting together the guide on this, very helpful!

Do you know if anyone is working on using QEMU without toggling some of the cores off? Is there maybe a GitHub issue I could follow? I'm running into this issue on NixOS, kernel 5.6.0 and QEMU 4.2.0.
You can probably raise this question on Qemu forums - check the aarch64 specific forum.
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(07-07-2020, 04:50 PM)astr0baby Wrote:
(07-06-2020, 08:12 PM)_hg_ Wrote: Thanks for putting together the guide on this, very helpful!

Do you know if anyone is working on using QEMU without toggling some of the cores off? Is there maybe a GitHub issue I could follow? I'm running into this issue on NixOS, kernel 5.6.0 and QEMU 4.2.0.
You can probably raise this question on Qemu forums - check the aarch64 specific forum.

Thanks, I will check. I think first I should try building 5.x.
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#25
Manjaro with the 5.7.19-1 kernel:  I was able to use QEMU without KVM and without LIBVIRT - command line only, and get a few things working.  Not fast, and it is not pretty, but FreeDOS 1.3 <beta>  worked.  If you can live without the gui you might make things work that would fail under Virt-Manager.  I am not even TRYING to track down why!

PS: this was WITHOUT disabling any cores! 

And running a couple of other things at the same time.  This is much better behavior than I expected.
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#26
On Debian I was able to get Windows 95 to run under libvirt+QEMU on my PBP. It was pretty slow, and mouse was not very nice, but it worked. Until I figured out how to run Wine (see my post in Tutorials) and abandoned the whole VM idea.
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