Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Virtual Machine

I installed KVM on my Ubuntu computer.
Following this instruction, I created a raw drive image with the command:
qemu-img create xubuntu.img -f qcow2 2G
I used the option -m 750 to start the virtual machine (VM) with 750 Mb of RAM. Then I used the option -cdrom to use a file as a cdrom image and the option -boot d to say that the VM shall boot on a cdrom drive. The command:
kvm -m 750 -cdrom ../xubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso -boot d xubuntu.img
...starts the installation of Xubuntu on the virtual machine.

Screenshot of the starting page of Xubuntu on the virtual machine.

The virtual Machine runing Xubuntu

Now I'm going to install Ubuntu server and try to install a LAMP on it.

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