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Re: Reliable way to run emulated Linux under NetBSD

The problems with X in the Dom0 have been fixed since NetBSD 6.0. I
would say go for Xen, given that it will give you "native" performance
in the Linux guests.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Kamil Rytarowski <> 
> Hello,
> I'm looking for a reliable and flawless way to run emulated Linux (GNU/Linux 
> distribution under some tool). I'm using i386 and amd64.
> I was trying to use qemu (from pkgsrc) for this purpose... but I can't 
> progress farther than grub boot menu. When a system is supposed to boot all I 
> get is a black screen and 100% CPU usage. I was trying to use a few of 
> popular desktop / livecd Linux distributions (from downloaded .iso).
> I don't want to dual-boot or get a dedicated physical machine.
> Last time I checked XEN, I had fatal issues with X Window under dom0, but 
> it's another issue.
> Do you run GNU/Linux under your NetBSD? If so how? What's your .iso? What's 
> your qemu command?
> Running GNU/Linux will ease me to port pieces of software to NetBSD.
> Thanks

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