Installing Windows XP under Qemu

Christian Schoepplein chris at
Mon Jul 24 13:07:56 UTC 2006

Hey Christian,

On Do, Jul 20, 2006 at 04:40:51 +0200, Christian wrote:
>Yesterday I tried installing Windows XP under Qemu wiht the -nographic 
>option and with an unatended diskette. I also used the kqemu 
>accelerator. How long should it take to install Windows XP under Qemu? 

On my system, Athlon XP 1800+, 256 MB RAM at the time of installation, 
it took a couble of hours, if I remember correctly...., it really took 
very long :(.

>Is it better to use Vmware for this purpose?

I've only created an image file with the qemu tools. The installation of 
Win XP is much faster with vmware using a disk for unattended 
installation, so I think this is the better choice.


Kind regards,


Christian Schoepplein <chris at>
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