Projects / FAUmachine


FAUmachine is a virtual machine that emulates a PC. It runs as a normal user process (no root privileges or kernel modules needed) on top of Linux on i386 hardware. Ports to OpenBSD and Windows are in progress. An out-of-the-box Linux distribution can be installed onto this virtual hardware, using the installation program that comes with it. Binaries compiled for i386 hardware architecture will also run on FAUmachine. FAUmachine supports networking and FAUmachines can be connected transparently to the local network to which their host machine is attached. If the appropriate servers are running on the FAUmachine, login from any real machine is possible, once the network is set up.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Mar 2005 12:35

    Release Notes: This release features experimental support for running Windows inside the simulator.

    •  23 Feb 2005 12:27

      Release Notes: Some bugs are fixed and the source tarball has been split up.

      •  11 Feb 2005 11:49

        Release Notes: The virtual IDE controller now supports DMA and the GTK GUI can be used fullscreen.

        •  29 Nov 2004 19:08

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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