Open source processor emulator qemu of the 0.9′th version is out, and the new version of kqemu acceleration module is released under GPL. That is the first reason to install or to upgrade them. The second reason is current absence qemu 0.9 and kqemu packages for ubuntu edgy and dapper. And the final reason for a someone can be the kernel panic issue in the guest os runnig in qemu installed from the official ubuntu repository (happend for me only with kqemu).
You can install a packages of qemu 0.9 and kqemu for ubuntu dapper and edgy from my repository. The qemu in my repository is a packaged official binary build of qemu. And the kqemu packages are from from debian experimental repository. In addition qemu package will automaticaly initialise a recommended for qemu system parameters and will insert a kqemu modle if such is installed, after the system bootup (check /etc/init.d/qemu file), even if last is installed not from a package.
At first add my repository to /etc/apt/sources.list for edgy:
deb http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ edgy main
deb-src http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ edgy main
Or that lines if you’re running dapper (simply mepis 6.0):
deb http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ dapper main
deb-src http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ dapper main
The installation is better to do from the console package manager, rather then from the graphical one. Ensure that you have also ubuntu universe repository included to the sources.list. If so, cross your fingers and pass one by one to the console the next commands:
- sudo aptitude update
- sudo aptitude install kqemu-common kqemu-source
- sudo aptitude install module-assistant
- sudo m-a prepare
- sudo m-a build kqemu
- sudo m-a install kqemu
- sudo aptitude install qemu
The commands from 4 to 6 will install a kernel headers, compiller and other assistant packages, will build a kqemu-modules package for your kernel version package and install it. If all ok – the all is done.