Run Windows 2000 in QEMU on Linux
September 25, 2015
This quick guide goes through creating a bootable Windows 2000 CD-ROM (ISO) and then booting and installing Windows 2000 in QEMU with Linux as the host.
Create a Bootable Windows 2000 CD ISO (Optional)
Download WIN2K bootfiles and extract the zip file.Mount an existing Windows 2000 ISO and copy it to another directory. If necessary, create the ISO from an existing CD-ROM first.
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=windows2000.iso bs=1M mkdir windows2000 mount -o loop windows2000.iso windows2000 mkdir windows2000_bootable cp -a windows2000/* windows2000_bootable/
Copy the downloaded w2kboot.bin bootfile to windows2000_bootable/. You can also add any other files you may need in the ISO at this point as well.Create a new ISO that's bootable:
mkisofs -b w2kboot.bin -no-emul-boot -boot-load-seg 1984 -boot-load-size 4 -iso-level 2 -J -l -D -N -joliet-long -relaxed-filenames -o windows2000_bootable.iso windows2000_bootable
You may need to install qemu first.
sudo apt-get install qemu
Install Windows 2000 in QEMUCreate a hard disk image:
qemu-img create -f qcow2 win2k.disk 2GFinally, boot:
qemu-system-i386 -m 64 -hda win2k.disk -cdrom windows2000_bootable.iso -boot d