Welcome, This document is for getting you started in a few minutes.

  1. Install Qemu for Windows

    The executable can be downloaded from http://free.oszoo.org/ftp/qemu/win32/release/ Doble click on the installer and follow the instructions.

  2. Obtain Qemu image

    • Debian GNU/Hurd qemu image can be downloaded from http://www.numenor.art.pl/balrog/hurd/, but also see the main QEMU page.
    • Uncompress the image and rename it to debian-hurd-for-qemu.img (.img is the only thing that matters, you can chose any name) Note: .img is for QEMUMenu.bat, which saves you from remembering the command line options of qemu and helps you change the settings (like chosing different images, allocating RAM for the guest OS ...) interactivly.
    • Copy this file to the directory where you installed Qemu.
  3. Start Qemu

    Double click the QEMUMenu.bat and enter the number to chose between images.

  4. Qemu short cuts

    • ctrl alt - to exit grab from qemu, get mouse cursor out from the qemu window
    • ctrl alt f - full screen
    • ctrl alt 2 - qemu contrl console, use this to change devices (eg. changing cdrom), send keys to the guest (for example if you want to send ctrl alt del to the guest type "sendkey ctrl-alt-del" ... type "help" for a listing of all the options.
    • ctrl alt 1 - Hurd login console

QEmu Image Hangs on Boot

The Debian GNU/Hurd K16 QEmu image hangs during the boot process. You may have better luck by converting the image to qcow format

..\qemu-0.9.0-x86\qemu-img.exe convert debian-hurd-k16-qemu.img -O qcow debian-hurd-k16-qemu.qcow
..\qemu-0.9.0-x86\qemu.exe -L ..\qemu-0.9.0-x86 -m 512 -drive cache=writeback,index=0,media=disk,file=debian-hurd-k16-qemu.qcow -localtime -M pc