Zut Alors! Windows 7 on Fedora 12!

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Screenshot-Windows7 Virtual Machine

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the crab preempted me, but here i is, Windows 7 on Fedora 12 via KVM. Although the fedora kids would have you believe the setup is a walk in the park, it actually isn’t. Some things to note:

  1. You must have a processor that supports the virtualization instruction set
  2. you must enable said instruction set in your computer’s bios
  3. the default virtualization lib install only supplies the qemu emulator. this will not work with windows 7. many BSODs await you on this path.
  4. Instead, install the kvm emulator packages.

and that’s it! I should also mention that the performance on this thing is pretty sick. I can’t even tell i’m running two operating systems at the same time.

now to see if i can get ie6 running and to hookup some network routing magic.

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2 Responses to “Zut Alors! Windows 7 on Fedora 12!”

  1. crab Says:

    Why? For testing webpages on IE, right?

  2. Gecko Says:

    yup, need to get back to that cross browser compatibility thing . ..

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