PPA description

virtme-ng is a tool that allows to easily and quickly recompile and test a Linux kernel, starting from the source code.

It allows to recompile the kernel in few minutes (rather than hours), then the kernel is automatically started in a virtualized environment that is an exact copy-on-write copy of your live system, which means that any changes made to the virtualized environment do not affect the host system.

In order to do this a minimal config is produced (with the bare minimum support to test the kernel inside qemu), then the selected kernel is automatically built and started inside qemu, using the filesystem of the host as a copy-on-write snapshot.

This means that you can safely destroy the entire filesystem, crash the kernel, etc. without affecting the host.

Kernels produced with virtme-ng are lacking lots of features, in order to reduce the build time to the minimum and still provide you a usable kernel capable of running your tests and experiments.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:arighi/virtme-ng to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arighi/virtme-ng
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Andrea Righi.

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