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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] kvm 32bit guest on 64bit host



On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:06:58PM +0200, Gerd v. Egidy wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> 
> > > Thanks for looking at my patch. I understand that KVM does not offer a
> > > i686 host cpu but allows x86_64 and i686 guests.
> > >
> > > The reason for my patch was that I could not create i686 guests on a
> > > x86_64 host with KVM, the only option offered was using qemu.
> >
> > Yes you can - just select the x86_64 option. It is refering to the *CPU*
> > architecture that is virtualized, *not* the OS architecture. You can select
> > x86_64 CPU and then install a i386 operating system just fine.
> 
> I'm using virt-manager to create a new vm. Virt-manager asks me "CPU 
> architecture" and "Hypervisor". When I select i686 as CPU arch I can not 
> select KVM as hypervisor, only qemu is offered.
> 
> If I understand you correctly, I should select x86_64 and KVM, even if I want 
> to run a 32 bit OS, right?

Yes.

Dan.
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