Let’s boot a ISO using
qemantra. You will need to have the
qemu-system-x86 binary installed on your system. See here for more information.
After you have installed
qemantra using one of the methods, we can create a virtual machine using the
qemantra create command.
For this example let’s make a
Linux MintVM with
4Gof RAM and dedicating
3 coresto the machine.
We are not creating or attaching any disk to this VM, because we don’t want to install it.
This can be achived by 2 simple steps.
This would ask you a series of questions. Answer them accordingly.
It should automatically create the
qemantra should create a configuration file for your VM in
The filename should be
For actually running the virtual machien and attach the ISO, use
qemantra run -iso <path-to-iso>
It should run QEMU in SDL (GUI) mode, booting the Linux Mint ISO.
qemantra has a lot of configuration options, while creating and running virtual machines. Read the documentation to know more.