Some experience on running Q
Although the Q Guest PC editing tool gives several choices, I've only had success running Q as an x86 processor emulator. Since it's a software emulator, it runs very slowly compared with native the ppc host speeds.
As a test on my 1.8 GHz G5 iMac, Q Version 0.9.1d118:
I downloaded the Puppy Linux 5.01 .iso (x86 only).
(Puppy 5 is ubuntu lucid based.)
Configured Q (Hardware):
- Use the .iso image as the CD-ROM.
- Set Q to boot from CD-ROM
- Set no hard-disk
- Selected PCnet PCI network adapter.
Booted the virtual machine:
- Approximately 1/2 hour to get to desktop
- Approximately another 1/2 hour to use the first run tools to get the network up.
- Approximately another 1/2 hour to select the Puppy Browser as the default and browse to this web-page.
So it is possible to make an x86 linux variant "run" on Q, although "crawl" may be a better term.
Perhaps on your dual G5, it will run a bit faster.
I've also gotten Windows 2000 to run under Q, but it's barely usable, and it runs at about 1/2 the speed of Windows 2000 on Virtual PC 7 for mac (discontinued Microsoft PC emulator).
Edit: Based on the Q Wiki, the Virtualizer portion of the Q project is currently ONLY for x86 virtualization on Intel Macs.
Last edited by guidop; June 6th, 2010 at 11:23 PM.
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