I finally tried to give kvm a try on a core 2 duo laptop. And what great fun it is. :D Following the instruction from the great arch linux wiki , I installed the qemu package. Once I've done that I added myself to the kvm group: # gpasswd -a abdza kvm And then I loaded the kvm & kvm-intel module: # modprobe kvm # modprobe kvm-intel To change the new kvm devices to the kvm group I modified the udev rules (had to create the file) at /etc/udev/rules.d/65-kvm.rules: KERNEL=="kvm", NAME="%k", GROUP="kvm", MODE="0660" I downloaded some cd iso's to boot install into the "virtual machines". First I tried ubuntu. Once the iso has been downloaded I had to create a virtual machine image with: # qemu-img create -f qcow2 ubuntu 4194304 Not sure yet what all of that option is for but that basically would create an image named ubuntu with hard disk size of around 4GB. So I had to 'boot' that image with a cd (the iso image downloade
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