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Re: [Qemu-devel] OT: Running qemu without host os?

From: Peter Karlsson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] OT: Running qemu without host os?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 23:45:11 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Jim C. Brown wrote:

> What exactly do you mean by "virtualise the hardware" ?

virtual_os(hardware access) -> vm -> hardware

> Qemu already acts as such a filter (except that it has to go thru the host OS
> to access the bare metal and that the emulated hardware usually isn't the same
> as the hardware the host OS has.)


> No, that would be the intriquing part. (Actually, a linux host CAN give that
> access, as long as it is a PCI card you are giving the guest access to - but
> then only the guest can use it exclusively. Of course Qemu needs to run in X 
> so
> this isn't yet possible .. unless you have 2 graphics cards, one of them is
> PCI, and the linux host is using the other graphic card.)

Would the other way around work (i.e. linux using pci gfx card and the
guest os using agp)? Anyway that's good to know. Thanks!

Best regards

Peter K

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