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Revision as of 16:20, 14 May 2007 by AviKivity (Talk) (tidied up Windows status, remove outdated reports)

Guest support status

Linux distributions

Host version Host cpu Host bitness Guest Guest bitness Status Comments
kvm-12 Intel, AMD 64 FC5 32, 64 Works
kvm-12 Intel, AMD 32 FC5 32 Works
kvm-12 Intel, AMD 32 FC6 32 Works
kvm-12 Intel 32 Debian Sarge 32 Works
kvm-12 Intel 64 Debian Etch 32, 64 Works
kvm-12 Intel 64 Debian Sarge 32 Mostly works Install hangs, will install via -no-kvm. Runs fine after
kvm-12 Intel 64 Trixbox (CentOS) 32 Works
kvm-15 Intel 64 Slackware 11 32 Works using test26.s kernel
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 OpenSuse 10.2 32 Works sans gfxmenu
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Qemu-Puppy 2.01-3 32 Works
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Qemu-Puppy 2.13-1 32 Works
kvm-18 Intel 64 KNOPPIX 5.1.1 32 Works wants nmi_watchdog=0 kernel parameter
kvm-18 Intel 32 Knoppix 5.2 32 Works
<style="vertical-align: top;">kvm-18 <style="vertical-align: top;">Intel <style="vertical-align: top;">64 <style="vertical-align: top;">Ubuntu 7.04 beta <style="vertical-align: top;">64 <style="vertical-align: top;">Works <style="vertical-align: top;">Installation works with -no-kvm, except for grub. Grub fixed with sysrescuecd. Works fine...
kvm-19 AMD 32 Ubuntu 7.04 32 Works
<style="vertical-align: top;">kvm-18 <style="vertical-align: top;">Intel <style="vertical-align: top;">64 <style="vertical-align: top;">SystemRescueCD 0.3.4 <style="vertical-align: top;">32 <style="vertical-align: top;">Works <style="vertical-align: top;">Works fine, except for initial X-setting "cirrus" - changed to "vesa", then works.
kvm-18 Intel 32 Debian 4.0 32 Works released version (netinst CD)
kvm-20 Intel 32 Ubuntu LTS Server 32 Works use -no-acpi
kvm-24 Intel 64 Gentoo 2006.1 32 Works
kvm-24 Intel 64 Gentoo 2007.0 32 Works

Windows Family

Host version Host cpu Host bitness Guest Guest bitness Status Comments
kvm-24 Intel, AMD 64, 32 Windows XP Pro 32 Works See Windows ACPI Workaround for better performance
kvm-20 Intel 64, 32 Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) 32 Works Install with -no-acpi
kvm-14 Intel 64 Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise, SP2) 32 Works Needs -no-kvm and -no-acpi for install and possibly for update to SP2. Use -net nic,model=rtl8139
kvm-23 Intel 32 Windows Vista (Ultimate) 32 Mostly works Aero doesn't work
kvm-24 AMD 64, 32 Windows 98SE 32 Crashes Stops during boot. 100% CPU. Safe mode boots, but crashes starting a DOS box. Works with -no-kvm
kvm-24, 2.6.20.7 AMD 64, 32 Windows 95 32 Crashes Stops during boot. 100% CPU. Works with -no-kvm, but doesn't recognize the NIC. Did no further testing.

BSD

Host version Host cpu Host bitness Guest Guest bitness Status Comments
kvm-12 Intel 64 OpenBSD 4.0 64 Works
kvm-16 + CVS Intel 64 OpenBSD 4.0 32 Works
kvm-12 AMD 64 FreeBSD 6.2 64 Works
kvm-16 + CVS AMD 64 FreeBSD 6.2 32 Works
kvm-15 AMD 64 GNU/kFreeBSD 64 Works
kvm-16 + CVS AMD 64 GNU/kFreeBSD 32 Works
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 FreeBSD 6.1 32 Works
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 NetBSD 3.1 32 Works
kvm-21 AMD 64 NetBSD 3.1 32 Works

Others

Host version Host cpu Host bitness Guest Guest bitness Status Comments
kvm-12 AMD 64 Haiku OS 32 Works screenshot
kvm-12 AMD 64 Amiga Research OS (AROS) 32 Works LiveCD tested. screenshot
kvm-14 AMD 64 ReactOS 0.3.0 32 Works screenshot
kvm-12 Intel 64 Solaris 10 GA U3 64 Works screenshot
kvm-12/14 Intel 64 FreeDOS 1.0 32 Work(ish) Can only be installed from live CD by disabling kvm and using qemu only. Upper memory management (himem.exe) crashed kvm. Some other drivers do so as well. Step through booting using F8 to determine which. DOS is confined to the lower 640K of memory. See bug 1666308.
kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Solaris 10.1 32 Works Complains about clock speed
kvm-18 Intel 64 Xen 3.0.4 64, 32 Works
kvm-18 Intel 32 Solaris 11 32 Works