installing Fedora 27 on my laptop, some notes on qemu/libvirt and rpmfusion
rpmfusion is still needed for vlc and other goodies although it gets less important
qemu/virt-manager can now nicely run windows 10, just keep a few things in mind:
To obtain a good level of performance, we will install the Windows VirtIO Drivers during the Windows installation.
Create a new VM, select “Microsoft Windows 8/2012” continue and mount your Windows 10 ISO in the CDROM drive
For your virtual hard disk select “VirtIO” as bus and “Write back” as cache option for best performance (the No cache default is safer, but slower)
Configure your memory settings as needed, continue and set “VirtIO (paravirtualized)” as network device, finish your VM creation.
For the VirtIO drivers, upload the driver ISO (use the stable VirtIO ISO, get it from here) to your storage, create a new CDROM drive (use “Add -> CD/DVD drive” in the hardware tab), and load the Virtio Drivers ISO in the new virtual CDROM drive
Now your ready to start the VM, just follow the Windows installer.
Launch Windows install using DVD .iso
After starting your VM launch the console
Follow the installer steps until you reach the installation type selection where you need to select “Custom (advanced)”
Now click “Load driver” to install the VirtIO drivers for hard disk and the network. (successfully tested with “virtio-win-0.1.118.iso”)
hard disk: Browse to the CD drive where you mounted the VirtIO driver and select folder “viostor\w10\amd64” and confirm. Select the “Red Hat VirtIO SCSI controller” and click next to install it. Now you should see your drive.
Network: Repeat the steps from above (click again “Load driver”, etc.) and select the folder “NetKVM\w10\amd64”, confirm it and select “Redhat VirtIO Ethernet Adapter” and click next.
Memory Ballooning: Again, repeat the steps but this time select the “Balloon\w10\amd64” folder, then the “VirtIO Balloon Driver” and install it by clicking next. With these three drivers you should be good covered to run a fast virtualized Windows 10 system.
Choose the drive and continue the Windows installer steps.
Now, Cortana will chat, mute her or talk to her, this installs windows 10.
Once the install is done, make sure to check device manager for missing drivers, use the ISO to install them.
4 GB RAM and 2 CPUs work reasonably fine for me. 3D acceleration is.. I didn’t get SPICE to work properly with my intel integrated graphics.
The normal display driver however works quite well when installing the qxldod driver
from the CD: viostor\w10\amd64\ right-click the .inf file and install
also, install the 64 bit version of the guest-agent.