Run dahliaOS on QEMU

Running dahliaOS on QEMU is possible and we've documented how to do it below.

QEMU CLI

1. Install QEMU

sudo pacman -S qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-gluster qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd samba

2. Download and run dahliaOS with QEMU

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Make sure that you:

  1. Use minimum 2GB of RAM or the VM will fail to load Pangolin.
  2. Use the right name of the ISO file, dahliaOS.iso is just an example.
  1. Download the latest dahliaOS release here.
  2. Type the following command in the terminal:
qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom Downloads/DahliaOS.iso -m 2048 -enable-kvm

QEMU GUI

1. Install virt-manager

sudo pacman -S qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-gluster qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd samba virt-manager

2. Make a virtual machine

  1. Open virt-manager and click on Create a new virtual machine.

  2. Choose Local install media (ISO image or CDROM) and click Forward.

  3. Click on Browse: Browse local and select your ISO, deselect Automatically detect from the installation media / source, choose Generic Linux 2020 (linux2020) as OS and click Forward.

  4. Set the memory to 2048MB and number of CPUs to 2 then click Forward.

  5. No need to change anything storage-wise (feel free to if you want to) so just click Forward.

  6. Give your VM a name, click Finish and wait for the VM to boot.


Last updated on August 10, 2022