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17Nov/100

How To Install QEMU under FreeBSD 8.1 as Host OS

QEMU is a processor emulator that relies on dynamic binary translation to achieve a reasonable speed while being easy to port on new host CPU architectures.
When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run Operating Systems and programs made for one machine on a different machine. By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.
When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU.

1. Install QEMU

To install QEMU under FreeBSD, enter:

make install clean -C /usr/ports/emulators/qemu

Install QEMU with options showed in the following image:

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21Jun/100

FreeBSD: Complete Virtualization using VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a virtualization software,originally created by German software company innotek GmbH, purchased by Sun Microsystems, and now developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. It is installed on an existing host operating system; within this application, additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, can be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.

In this article I'll show you how to install VirtualBox under FreeBSD.

VirtualBox is available as a FreeBSD port and may be installed using the following commands:

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