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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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How to do it...

Perform the following steps to install QEMU from packages on Ubuntu/Debian and RHEL/CentOS distributions:

  1. On Ubuntu/Debian distributions, update your packages index:
root@kvm:~# apt-get update
  1. Install the package:
root@kvm:~# apt-get install -y qemu





  1. On CentOS/RHEL distributions execute:
root@kvm:~# yum install qemu-kvm

To install from source, execute the following:

  1. Download the archive first:
root@kvm:~#cd /usr/src && wget http://download.qemu-project.org/qemu-2.8.0.tar.xz
  1. Extract the files from the archive:
root@kvm:/usr/src# tar xvJf qemu-2.8.0.tar.xz && cd qemu-        2.8.0
  1. Configure and compile the source code:
root@kvm:/usr/src/qemu-2.8.0# ./configure  root@kvm:/usr/src/qemu-2.8.0# make && make install ...

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