Gnome Boxes

  1. Qemu
  2. Install Gnome Boxes
  3. VirtIO
  4. WinXP 64 bit Professional
  5. Win10
  6. Win11
  7. Spice Guest Tools on Windows
  8. Copy an Image



This became too complicated so did not persue this VM solution.

QEMU’s documentation:


Install Gnome Boxes

Ubuntu 22.04 install:



Virtual Machine Manager - virt-manager 4.1.0 (gpg)Thursday August 04, 2022:
In a nutshell, virtio is an abstraction layer over devices in a paravirtualized hypervisor.


WinXP 64 bit Professional

Download iso:

Download Update:

XP executables:



Use zadig.exe to install generic USB driver:

Driver install to access RT3S:

Also tried this and I assume it worked:


Installing CPS for Anytine D868UV:

Installing Driver for Anytone D868UV:

Installling CPS for OpenGD77:


Installing Driver for OpenGD77:




As at July 2022 Win11 requires a great deal of hacking to made work.

Windows 11 significantly raised its hardware requirements compared to Windows 10. Among the changes, it requires more RAM and storage space. It also requires a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 and a UEFI boot environment.

GNOME Boxes doesn’t yet support TPM and UEFI environments. However, the underlying virtualization technology supports it.

How to run Windows 11 in GNOME Boxes (with UEFI and TPM2 emulation):


Spice Guest Tools on Windows

The SPICE project aims to provide a complete open source solution for remote access to virtual machines in a seamless way so you can play videos, record audio, share usb devices and share folders without complications.

Spice HOME page:

Download Spice for Windows:


Copy an Image

Glenn Lyons VK4PK
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