Qemu 1.5 Released | How to Install It on Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters. Qemu is an open source virtualization software. Qemu enables running more OSes on the same machine. Qemu supports virtualization under Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module.

As you may know, Qemu 1.5 has been just released. Because it is not available in any repository yet, we have to install it from sources.

This is how you install Qemu 1.5.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and any other Linux distribution you prefer:

Download Qemu from the official site:

$ wget -c wiki.qemu-project.org/download/qemu-1.5.0.tar.bz2

Extract the archive and cd into it:

$ tar xjvf qemu-1.5.0.tar.bz2
$ cd qemu-1.5.0

Configure:

$ ./configure

Compile:

$ make

Install:

$ sudo make install

Clean up:

$ sudo make clean

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One comment on “Qemu 1.5 Released | How to Install It on Linux
  1. Christian says:

    Thanks for the info! When all that is done, what do one need to do to launch QEMU? A separated GUI or a QEMU binary in /usr/local/bin? I am new to QEMU and I want to compare it to VirtualBox for a Win7 VM. Thanks.

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