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SCLive Inside QEMU

May 7, 2006 Leave a comment

This document describes the steps required in order to run the SystemC Live distribution from within the QEMU virtual environment.

QEMU is a FAST! processor emulator using dynamic translation to achieve good emulation speed. Using this program you can run your SystemC Live distribution from within windows XP.

To run QEMU you will have to follow those detailed steps:

  1. Download QEMU from here .
  2. Install QEMU by following the program's instructions.
  3. Copy the SystemC Live image ( SCLive-X.X.iso ) inside the QEMU's install directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Qemu ).
  4. Execute the batch file called QEMUMenu.bat.
  5. Press M to setup the memory requirements and enter the value 256.
  6. Press I to indicate the name of the ISO file you want to load in then drag and drop the SystemC Live image ( SCLive-X.X.iso ) inside the command window.
  7. To the question "boot from this file ?" answer Y.
  8. Press C to create a QEMU image.
  9. Enter a chosen name for your QEMU image file ( e.g. SCLive-1.0 ).
  10. Enter a size of 500.
  11. Enter 2 for the image type (QEMU type).
  12. Press 1 to boot your newly created QEMU image.

Et voila !

That should start your SystemC Live distribution inside a new window. press the keys Ctrl+Alt to come out of the window's capture.

 David Cabanis.

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Categories: How-tos, Virtual Machines

SCLive Inside VMWare

May 7, 2006 Leave a comment

This document details the steps required in order to run the SCLive distribution inside a VMWare virtual machine.

The VMWare player is a free application from the VMWAre people that allows you to run Operating Systems from within a host OS. For the purpose of SCLive we will cover how to run the distribution from within Windows XP.

  1. Get a copy of VMWare player from here .
  2. Install the player
  3. Create a directory in which you will put a copy of the SCLive ISO file.
  4. Inside the same directory create a file that you may want to call something like: SCLive.vmx
  5. Copy the code bellow inside the file SCLive.vmx .
  6. Change the name of the ISO file (sclive-1.0.iso) to match the name of the version of the SCLive ISO file you have copied inside the current directory (Step 3).
  7. Save and exit.

## cut start ##
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
scsi0.present = "FALSE"
memsize = "256"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "sclive-1.0.iso"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.virtualDev = "es1371"
displayName = "SCLive"
guestOS = "other26xlinux"
nvram = "other26xlinux.nvram"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:b6:13:a0"
uuid.location = "56 4d 4f 8c 6d 38 d0 48-61 e9 a4 65 7f b6 13 a0"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 4f 8c 6d 38 d0 48-61 e9 a4 65 7f b6 13 a0"
tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""
checkpoint.vmState = "sclive.vmss"

usb.autoConnect.device1 = ""

ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

## cut end ##

Now that is left for you to do is to double-click on the SCLive.vmx file you have just created to start the VMWare player.

David Cabanis.

Categories: How-tos, Virtual Machines