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Revision as of 13:43, 11 November 2007 by Technologov (Talk)


Fedora/RedHat Derivatives

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
F8 32 kvm-51 Intel 64 Works by Alexey.E.
F7 64 kvm-36/kvm-51 Intel 64 Setup Fails It doesn't work. by Alexey.E.
F7 32 kvm-29,51 Intel 64 Works
FC6 32 kvm-26 Intel, AMD 32, 64 Works
FC5 32, 64 kvm-12 Intel, AMD 32, 64 Works
Trixbox (CentOS) 32 kvm-12 Intel 64 Works
RHL9 32 kvm-28 Intel, AMD 64 Works by Alexey.E.
RHL7 32 kvm-28 Intel, AMD 64 Crashes Fails on init. by Alexey.E.
RHEL5/CentOS 5 64 kvm-50 Intel 64 Works by Alexey.E.

Ubuntu/Debian

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
Ubuntu 7.10 32 kvm-51 Intel 32, 64 Doesn't work. Black Screen. by Alexey.E.
Ubuntu 7.04 32, 64 kvm-51 Intel 32, 64 Doesn't work. by Alexey.E.
Ubuntu LTS 6.06 Server 32 kvm-20 Intel 32 Works use -no-acpi
Debian Etch 32, 64 kvm-18 Intel 64 Works
Debian Sarge 32 kvm-12 Intel 32 Works
Debian Sarge 32 kvm-12 Intel 64 Mostly works Install hangs, will install via -no-kvm. Runs fine after

Other Linux Distros

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
Slackware 11 32 kvm-15 Intel 64 Works using test26.s kernel
Slackware 12 32 kvm-36 Intel 32 Works
OpenSuse 10.3 32/64 kvm-51 Intel 64 Crashes, Workaround exists Start kvm with -no-kvm for installation. Remove graphical GRUB. by Alexey.E.
OpenSuse 10.2 32/64 kvm-28/kvm-51 Intel 64 Crashes, Workaround exists Start kvm with -no-kvm for installation. Remove graphical GRUB. by Alexey.E.
SUSE Linux 9.1 32 kvm-50 Intel 64 Works by Alexey.E.
Qemu-Puppy 2.01-3 32 kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Works
Qemu-Puppy 2.13-1 32 kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Works
KNOPPIX 5.1.1 32 kvm-18 Intel 64 Works use nmi_watchdog=0 or nolapic kernel parameter to boot
Knoppix 5.2 32 kvm-18 Intel 32 Works
SystemRescueCD 0.3.4 32 kvm-18 Intel 64 Works Works fine, except for initial X-setting "cirrus" - changed to "vesa", then works.
Gentoo 2006.1 32 kvm-24 Intel 64 Works
Gentoo 2007.0 32 kvm-24 Intel 64 Works
Arch Linux (Duke) 32 kvm-17 AMD 64 Works Host: 2.6.21-ARCH, guest: 2.6.22-rc5-ARCH says "booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware"
Mandrake Linux 9.2 32 kvm-29 Intel 64 Almost Works bootloader redraw problem. by Alexey.E.
Mandriva 2007 32 kvm-51 Intel 64 Crashes, Workaround exists start kvm with -no-kvm for installation. Remove graphical GRUB. by Alexey.E.
Mandriva 2008 32 kvm-51 Intel 64 Crashes, Workaround exists start kvm with -no-kvm for installation. Remove graphical GRUB. by Alexey.E.
Xandros 3 OCE 32 kvm-29 Intel 64 Works by Alexey.E.

Windows Family

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 kvm-51 Intel 64 Fails Halt in middle of setup
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 kvm-29/kvm-51 Intel 64, 32 Works See Vista Networking Workaround for getting networking to actually work. Not Aero capable. Works with kvm-26 on 32-bit hosts.
Windows XP Pro x64 64 kvm-51 Intel 64 Fails Halt in middle of setup
Windows XP Pro 32 kvm-24/51 Intel 64, 32 Works See Windows ACPI Workaround for better performance
Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) 32 kvm-20/kvm-51 Intel 64, 32 Works Install with -no-acpi, use Qcow2 format. by Alexey.E.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server 32 kvm-44 Intel 64 Works Install with -no-acpi, use Qcow2 format.
Windows NT 4.0 (SP1) 32 kvm-28 Intel 32 Works
Windows NT 4.0 (SP6a) 32 kvm-28 Intel 32 Works Crashes starting the GUI. Works with -no-kvm
Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise, SP2) 32 kvm-44 Intel 64 Works Use -net nic,model=rtl8139. Reboot only works on Standard PC HAL
Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise, SP1) 32 1:16-1ubuntu2 (ubuntu 7.04 standard) Intel 64 Works May need -no-acpi (and hit F7 and choose Standard PC) for install. Update to SP2 worked OK without -no-kvm. Use -net nic,model=rtl8139
Windows Server 2003 (Standard, SP1/SP2) 64 kvm-42 Intel 64 Works Use -net nic,model=rtl8139. Reboot is not working.
Windows 98SE 32 kvm-44, 2.6.23-rc8 AMD 64, 32 no way Works with -no-kvm
Windows 95 32 kvm-44, 2.6.23-rc8 AMD 64, 32 no way Works with -no-kvm
Windows 2000 32 kvm-28 AMD 64 Crashes by Alexey.E.
Windows XP 32 kvm-51 AMD 64 Works by Alexey.E.
Windows 2003 32 kvm-51 AMD 64 Works by Alexey.E.
Windows Vista 32 kvm-51 AMD 64 Setup Fails by Alexey.E.

BSD

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
OpenBSD 4.0 64 kvm-12 Intel 64 Works
OpenBSD 4.0 32 kvm-16 + CVS Intel 64 Works
FreeBSD 6.2 64 kvm-12 AMD 64 Works
FreeBSD 6.2 32 kvm-16 + CVS AMD 64 Works
GNU/kFreeBSD 64 kvm-15 AMD 64 Works
GNU/kFreeBSD 32 kvm-16 + CVS AMD 64 Works
FreeBSD 6.1 32 kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Works
NetBSD 3.1 32 kvm-17/18 Intel 32 Works
NetBSD 3.1 32 kvm-21 AMD 64 Works
PC-BSD 1.4 BETA 32 kvm-36 Intel 64 Works

Others

Guest Guest bitness Host version Host cpu Host bitness Status Comments
Haiku OS 32 kvm-12 AMD 64 Works screenshot
Amiga Research OS (AROS) 32 kvm-12 AMD 64 Works LiveCD tested. screenshot
ReactOS 0.3.0 32 kvm-14 AMD 64 Works screenshot
FreeDOS 1.0 32 kvm-12/14 Intel 64 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.
MS DOS 6.22 32 kvm-28 Intel 32 Stops It seems to stop booting after HIMEM.
Xen 3.0.4 64, 32 kvm-18 Intel 64 Works
GNU hurd live CD (20051117) 32 kvm-28 Intel 32 Works Seems to have networking problems.
GNU/Hurd (Debian K14) 32 kvm-33 Intel 32 Works screenshot
Solaris 10 GA U3 32/64 kvm-29/51 Intel 64 Crashes, Workaround exists you need to manually use 32-bit guest kernel. 64-bit fails. Add "kernel/unix" to GRUB. by Alexey.E.
Solaris 10 GA U3 64 kvm-12 Intel 64 Works screenshot
Syllable 0.61 32 kvm-29 Intel 64 Crashes by Alexey.E.
Visopsys 0.62 32 kvm-29 Intel 64 Crashes by Alexey.E.
Darwin 8.0.1 32 kvm-29 Intel 64 Crashes by Alexey.E.