Virtual appliance

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This page is about navit as a virtual appliance. This means that you run a virtual machine, which runs navit itself.

This ofcourse will add some overhead.

On the otherhand if you have a machine that you cannot install software on, this virtual appliance (VA) might be a good method of running navit, without "installing" software. Or if you, like me, update your machine quiet often, the VA can be updated only when necessary, making it a stable appliance. You can put it on an USB stick (>= 2Gb) and run it from there.

I use qemu for the virtual machine. This program runs in userspace, so no "installation" is necessary.

For the OS that runs navit, i have choossen gentoo because it optimize code for the emulated CPU.

Below are the general steps to install qemu, details can be added over time.

Step 1 Download qemu and install it, using these instructions.