[Novalug] Virtual Machine for live CD's
novalug at soupy.org
Thu Jun 11 11:19:32 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 11:14:02AM -0400, Opus wrote:
> Jon LaBadie wrote:
>> Rather than reboot to try a distribution on a live CD,
>> could a VirtualBox machine be setup to read the CD drive
>> each time it is started and thus boot into whatever
>> live CD were in the drive?
> I use VirtualBox for desktop virtualization, and what I do is just tell
> the VM to mount the ISO image and boot from it. I've had good luck with
> Linux Live-CDs this way.
Simply do a yum install kvm or apt-get install kvm, then run:
kvm -m 512 -cdrom stuff/Fedora-11-i686-Live.iso
If you so prefer, you can substitute kvm for qemu.
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