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x86 images are targeted at PC type devices.

Installing an x86 image virtually (Hyper-V)

You can install an x86 image in a virtual machine. This small set of steps should assist you in setting it up for Hyper-V.

Create VHDX

  1. Download an x86 image (probably x64 if you're going this far) in the “combined-ext4.img.gz” format
  2. Extract the gz so you just have the .img
  3. Get a copy of qemu-img
  4. qemu-img.exe convert source.img -O vhdx -o subformat=dynamic dest.vhdx

Create virtual machine

  1. Memory: your choice (do not enable dynamic memory)
  2. Processor: your choice, benefits above 2 may not be seen depending on workload
  3. IDE Controller: Hard Drive: Select the vhdx created before
  4. Network Adapter: How you configure these is up to you, but you should create at least 2 (one for WAN one for LAN). If you only create 1, it will be assigned to LAN. The last port created will always be assigned to WAN (if > 1).
x86.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/16 10:53 by lantis