After compiling I got this error:

make  all-recursive
Making all in pixman
make  all-am
make[4]: Nothing to be done for 'all-am'.
Making all in test
make[3]: Nothing to be done for 'all'.
        CHK version_gen.h
install -d -m 0755 "/usr/local/share/qemu"
install -d -m 0755 "/usr/local/etc/qemu"
install -c -m 0644 /home/pi/qemu/qemu-1.6.0-rc1/sysconfigs/target/target-x86_64.conf "/usr/local/etc/qemu"
install: cannot remove `/usr/local/etc/qemu/target-x86_64.conf': Permission denied
Makefile:336: recipe for target 'install-sysconfig' failed
make: *** [install-sysconfig] Error 1

Can someone help me?

  • 1
    are you trying to install qemu on the Pi?
    – rob
    Jan 15, 2015 at 11:33
  • yea man.i got it.its work! I was faced with many difficulties, but in the end everything works
    – Syn
    Jan 15, 2015 at 15:01
  • Cool! Please post your resolution as an answer so others may benefit in the future.
    – rob
    Jan 15, 2015 at 15:12

1 Answer 1


I got QEMU 1.6 running on RPi, my steps to the solution:

Downloading qemu 1.6

mkdir /home/pi/qemu && cd /home/pi/qemu

wget http://wiki.qemu-project.org/download/qemu-1.6.0-rc1.tar.bz2


tar xfj qemu-1.6.0-rc1.tar.bz2

Install dependencies

apt-get install zlib1g-dev libsdl1.2-dev bison flex


cd qemu-1.6.0-rc1

./configure --target-list="i386-softmmu i386-linux-user" --enable-sdl
--extra-cflags="-O3 -mfloat-abi=hard -mfpu=vfp -mcpu=arm1176jzf-s
-mtune=arm1176jzf-s -march=armv6zk"

So we need one more lib

Download from here (in PC)


And extract it. Rename folder containing the sources to dtc and place this folder in QEMU sources folder through WinSCP


cd /home/pi/qemu/qemu-1.6.0-rc1.tar.bz2/dtc


Nice. We have dtc binaries

cd /home/pi/qemu/qemu-1.6.0-rc1.tar.bz2

One more lib: gnutls. My rep cant put links here. Find it in google ;) . Place in qemu1.6 folder, install it.

Compile QEMU


(about 1-2 hours)

sudo make install 

(about 10sec)

Now we can start our qemu with your image

qemu -cpu 486 -hda /your/image.img -m 150m -smp 1 -redir tcp:2222::22 --nographic

Now we can connect to command prompt through putty (on port 2222).

I hope nothing is forgotten.

  • You should have enough rep to now add the links to the gnutls lib. I assume that it is here, but I didn't want to add the link in case I was wrong. If you could complete the steps covering the download and installation of gnutls, it would be very useful. Thanks. Mar 11, 2015 at 5:31

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