Tag Archives: qemu

Converting virtual disks for use with QEMU

The first hurdle when migrating virtual machines into QEMU is how to convert the the virtual disks, fortunately it is relatively easy to convert existing disk images using  qemu-img .

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Networking with SIMH (or QEMU) on Debian (buster)

When upgrading my system I discovered that there are some obvious (and not so obvious) changes needed to my original post on order to get networking to work with SIMH and QEMU.

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Rather then use the console when working on a system I generally prefer to connect remotely using ‘ssh’ as it is so much easier to be able to cut and paste from a terminal session on my workstation that way.

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Configure UFW to allow conenctions to bridged network interfaces using tap/tun

Obviously UFW does not affect network protocols like DECnet or LAT but to allow incoming TCP/IP connections to a tap/tun interface that is being used by SIMH or QEMU you need to modify the firewall rules.

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A minimal Debian installation

I’m a big fan of the ‘less is more’ approach and although I’m quite happy to check out the latest release of Debian (or Ubuntu) using a live CD or by just selecting the standard desktop packages and letting the … Continue reading

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Compiling QEMU 2.x

A couple of weeks ago I decided to compile QEMU from source, so I could experiment with the latest version rather than the default version included with the current version of Debian.

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Networking with SIMH (or QEMU) using TUN/TAP

I use the SIMH simulator to allow me to run VAX/VMS on my linux desktop using an OpenVMS Hobbyist license. Compiling simh and getting a simulated MicroVAX II running on my Raspberry Pi was relatively easy.

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