SimNow

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NOTE: The following information may be a bit confusing or incomplete. You may want to follow the reference link at the bottom to have a better understanding of what's going on.


How to run void linux in AMD SimNow

To begin with, download the Void Linux iso:

$ wget http://repo.voidlinux.eu/live/void-live-x86_64-latest.iso

Download SimNow following the link below

http://developer.amd.com/simnow-simulator/

Install it:

$ tar xf simnow-linux64-4.6.2pub.tar.gz
$ cd simnow-linux64-4.6.2pub

Preparing the Virtual Machine

Creating the Hard Disk Image

$ sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=524288

$ sudo ./disktool
  • Click on "Create Blank Disk Image"
  • Choose a location to save the hard disk image to. (name it "void_linux")
  • Assign a size to your hard disk image and click OK. (8192 MB == 8 GB)
  • Exit disktool, then run SimNow:
$ sudo ./simnow
  • Click on the Open BSD icon.
  • Choose "cheetah_1p.bsd" from the SimNow directory. (can be found in subdirectory "bsds")
  • After the BSD is loaded, click on File > Set IDE Primary Master Image
  • Browse to the hard disk image that you just created in the previous part.
  • Now, click File > Set IDE Secondary Master Image.
  • Change File type to "ISO Images (*.iso)" and browse to the downloaded void linux iso image.

Running the Virtual Machine

The configuration of your virtual device is now complete. Click the Play button to run the simulation in SimNow. You can see Void Linux loading in the SimNow window.

Reference site:
https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/virtualizing/simnow