script which permit me to launch all my vm thanks to qemu
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script which permit to launch easily some virtual machines via qemu


  • qemu full installation

Optionnal Dependencies:

  • ssh to have possibility to connect via ssh with the script.
  • rsp to have possibility to connect via rsp with the script.


  • use of config files [~ok]
  • start,create vm reading the config file [ok]
  • delete all data related to a vm [ok]
  • create a backup or being able to recall the bacup [ok - have to be improved]
  • start directly the backup file [ok]
  • list all vm already configured [ok]
  • print help of version number [ok]
  • support options to overrides the config file [ok]
  • can support launching vm in uefi mode [ok]
  • take option create_disk to know what disk to use when creating a vm. [ok]
  • compatible to an extensive network configuration [ok, just need the script to create the network. ethernet_restraint/no_restreint can be used while waiting for this script to appear.]

Next changes to come

  • put the path of the creation disk on the config file
  • add vnc support
  • read from $XDG_CONFIG_DIR/vm_start/conf, or if it not exist, from ~/.config/vm_start/conf.
  • improve the create_disk mecanism, and the init_cdrom in a load command.


to get some help;

vm-start --help

to list all vm already configured

vm-start --list

to create a new vm

vm-start <nom_de_la_vm> create --create_disk=<location_of_iso_file>

you can of course add options like --uefi to tun in uefi mode, or --nproc=<nb_proc> to select a number of processors.

If you go to the conf folder created the first time you launch the script, you will find all configured variables for each of your vm.