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Re: Maintaining alternative OS: emulator vs linux emulation layer

On Sat, 2 Jun 2012, Mayuresh wrote:
I use NetBSD as a primary desktop OS. However there are a few areas where
I am still required to use an alternative OS such as usb printer and
scanner and few other applications not available on NetBSD.

At present I maintain two separate installations, though it's very
inconvenient to reboot to a different OS just for some small work.

My alternative OS is Arch Linux (if it matters). Wondering, whether it can
be run though qemu or any other emulator on NetBSD as a host. Point is,
will it be able to solve USB scanner/printer problems through this

I would love to see USB/IP ported to NetBSD:

Alternatively, is there a way to utilize Linux emulation layer that netBSD
has to meet such requirements?

For general software, yes, it is very likely. Software expecting to speak to hardware will be more problematic.


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