Run 9front in Qemu

note, May 05, 2023 on Mitja Felicijan's blog

Run 9front in Qemu. This applies to Plan9 and 9front.

Download from here http://9front.org/iso/.

# Create a qcow2 image.
qemu-img create -f qcow2 $HOME/VM/9front.qcow2.img 30G

# Run the VM.
qemu-system-x86_64 -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 1024 \
    -net nic,model=virtio,macaddr=52:54:00:00:EE:03 -net user \
    -device virtio-scsi-pci,id=scsi \
    -drive if=none,id=vd0,file=$HOME/VM/9front.qcow2.img \
    -device scsi-hd,drive=vd0 \
    -drive if=none,id=vd1,file=$HOME/VM/ISO/9front.386.iso \
    -device scsi-cd,drive=vd1,bootindex=0