Qemu Problems: OpenBSD(host) Kali Linux(guest)


 
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Qemu Problems: OpenBSD(host) Kali Linux(guest)

As the title suggests I ran into a little problem trying to create a virtual machine of Kali Linux usign Qemu inside OpenBSD. I edited the example Kali Linux gave on their website here to the following for BSD:

Code:
qemu-system-i386 -hda ./kali.qcow2 -boot d -cdrom ./kali-linux-1.0.5-i386.iso -m 768 -usb

This would only seemed to work using their Failsafe boot mode. I played with different amounts of memory, but 768 seemed to be the magic number.

When the Gnome desktop began everything would fail and the vm would stop. Monitoring this again from start to fail I noticed that the vm was consuming heavy processing before it even got to the desktop:

Code:
$ ps -aux | grep qemu
root     26346 98.4 33.5 1115948 1050004 p1  S+     1:52PM    2:27.45 qemu-system-i386 -hda ./kali.

It continued to climb above 100.00 before finally crashing.

I couldn't imagine one vm would consume too much processing on a quad machine that's not running much else. I'm a little new to OpenBSD and have never really used Qemu before.

Does anyone know any other parameters for Qemu I can use to help keep the processing load under control?

UPDATE - Tried adding "-cpu Nehalem" to specify my CPU architecture. No change though...

Last edited by Azrael; 01-04-2014 at 06:57 PM..
 

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PAM_GUEST(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      PAM_GUEST(8)

NAME
pam_guest -- Guest PAM module SYNOPSIS
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_guest [arguments] DESCRIPTION
The guest service module for PAM allows guest logins. If successful, the pam_guest module sets the PAM environment variable GUEST to the login name. The application can check this variable using pam_getenv(3) to differentiate guest logins from normal logins. The following options may be passed to the pam_guest module: guests=list Comma-separated list of guest account names. The default is ``guest''. A typical value for ftpd(8) would be ``anonymous,ftp''. nopass Omits the password prompt if the target account is on the list of guest accounts. pass_as_ruser The password typed in by the user is exported as the PAM_RUSER item. This is useful for applications like ftpd(8) where guest users are encouraged to use their email address as password. pass_is_user Requires the guest user to type in the guest account name as password. SEE ALSO
pam_get_item(3), pam_getenv(3), pam.conf(5), pam(8) AUTHORS
The pam_guest module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program. BSD
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