Commands Actually Run
# determine 32 vs. 64 bit OS >file /sbin/init # ensure all repos are up-to-date >sudo apt-get update # should be greater than 0 to support hardware virtualization (BIOS must enable virtualization!) >egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo # installs kvm-ok program used to check whether CPU supports kvm virt >sudo apt-get install cpu-checker >kvm-ok INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used >sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils # my user was already a member of libvirtd so I just needed to add to kvm group >sudo adduser your_user_name kvm # test installation after logging out/in sudo virsh -c qemu:///system list
Installing x86 Intel Atom
Only Intel Atom-based emulated phones benefit from the accelerator. But when setting up a new emulator, Intel Atom wasn’t one of my CPU/ABI choices. So I needed to install that via the Android SDK manager (the half Android/half download arrow icon next to the Android Virtual Device Manager icon).
- For whatever version, select Intel x86 Atom System Image and install