[fpc-devel] QEMU for 64-bit FPC testing?

ik idokan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 08:36:36 CET 2008


Yes you can emulate all of the listed CPU's, it just have different
executable names. qemu-system-x86_64
for what you require.

The only problem that I found, is that sometimes the hardware you have
using qemu virtualization is not suited for some of the linux distro
you wish to use.


On Jan 30, 2008 9:24 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I don't own a 64bit pc.  With the wonderful world of emulators and
> virtual pc products like VirtualBox, VMWare and Virtual PC 2007 I
> thought, why can't my 32bit Intel P4 emulate a 64bit CPU via software.
>  If it works, that would be cool. :)  If it works it might be slow,
> but I don't care, it's simply for testing purposes.
> QEMU's wikipedia pages says that it can emulate the following CPU's
> (listed below).  Does anybody know if I can use QEMU on my 32bit CPU
> to emulate the AMD64 so I can run 64 bit FPC?  It's just a though, I
> don't know QEMU really, just that it gets used inside the VirtualBox
> product.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QEMU
> Supports emulating IA-32 (x86) PCs, AMD64 PCs, MIPS R4000, Sun's SPARC
> sun4m, Sun's SPARC sun4u, ARM development boards (Integrator/CP and
> Versatile/PB), SH4 SHIX board, PowerPC (PReP and Power Macintosh), and
> ETRAX CRIS architectures.
> Regards,
>   - Graeme -
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