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Setting up a Virtual Machine
Setup with QEMU/KVM Tools
The images generated are compressed raw disk images. They can be utilized both on physical devices and used as disks on a virtualization platform. The images work without change on QEMU/KVM.
On QEMU/KVM the tools that can be used to run the image in a VM include[Virtual Machine Manager] or `virsh` command line utility. These tools are available in most Linux distributions.
$ xz -d Fedora-IoT-[version].raw.xz
When asked for an installation source or storage location, point the tool at the existing disk image.
virt-manager create new dialog
When your image begins booting, continue with the xref:ignition.adoc[Zezere] instructions.
To learn more about the libvirt family of tools used in Fedora, visit the[Getting started with virtualization] section of the Fedora Documentation.
QEMU (on Linux hosts only) also supports user mode emulation. In this mode, QEMU can launch Linux processes compiled for one CPU on another CPU. Learn more in the[How to use QEMU] section of the Fedora Documentation.
Setup with GNOME Boxes
While GNOME Boxes is based on `libvirt`, it does not support all of the features and it does not recognize the raw image format. The images we produce need to be converted to to a QCOW2 format. This can be done with the `qemu-img` command found in the `qemu-img` package.
Decompress and convert the image as below and then create a new virtual machine.
$ xz -d Fedora-IoT-[version].raw.xz
$ qemu-img convert -f raw Fedora-IoT-[version].raw -O qcow2 Fedora-IoT-[version].qcow2
GNOME Boxes create new dialog
Alternately, you can install a new box from the ISO image.
More information on using GNOME Boxes can be found in the[GNOME HELP] pages.
Setup with VirtualBox