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[Qemu-discuss] Native 32bit Windows Compile of QEMU 2.1.1 and/or QEMU 2.

From: Paul Gydos
Subject: [Qemu-discuss] Native 32bit Windows Compile of QEMU 2.1.1 and/or QEMU 2.0.2
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:37:05 -0400

I am currently trying to compile on a 32 bit Windows 7 Pro SP1 system a recent and up-to-date QEMU (2.1.1 or 2.0.2 right from the primary download page as opposed to from git)right in my CMD command prompt window preferably, but willing to do it any way a reasonable beginner can do it.

The virtual machine I need will simply be a an x86.

It has been suggested to use GTK+ instead of the currently listed dependencies for creating a MinGW environment. It has also been suggested to use a 32 bit version of MinGW-W64 instead of mingw32. After the person making suggestions ceased making suggestions and then said he didn't have actual experience doing this.

So far all documentation I have found is years and years old and leads to failure. There seems to be an endless number of possible combinations of the needed tools, which is the combination that will work?

I realize that windows is not popular among the open and free community but for my case use it is essential. My case use is to introduce new students coming from multiple popular platforms Win7/Win8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Etc. to an exact alike simple command line linux plus busybox system with a c library. The system will also have python2 and git and the goal is to learn how to navigate a simple linux system, but mostly to learn vi, git, and python2 so that they learn how to use a simple and classic text editor, I'm going to build my OS on top of the 4MLinux Core and keep it as light as possible even though it has current linux kernel, current busybox, and a current glibc. I'm hoping to put that all inside a current qemu.

I have used QEMU Manager to run the 4MLinux Core. However I would like to become proficient in QEMU and I would like an up to date build which I have full command line access to. It seems wise to have all that I would need to compile my build if I actually want to be accessing QEMU in that manner - but hey I'm a noob to this so what do I know.

I am willing to follow reasonable directions to make my environment, including specific files, changing environmental variables like PATH, from someone who actually has experience doing it.

I will document every step I follow, and make public my findings for documentation purposes breaking it down ad nauseum for the newbie. I believe that qemu is a wonderful tool and would like to see the newbie community have more access to it. 

It does seem that up-to-date QEMU documentation that would be helpful to the beginner and doesn't exclude the Windows community couldn't hurt the project.

Any help please? I have notes on what I have done thus far but since I have no evidence that I'm going the right direction I'm putting this out as a more general topic,

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