Friday, October 4, 2013

Prebuilt VM for PANDA Now Available

I have just created a prebuilt Virtualbox VM for testing PANDA. It's a current Debian 7.1 install with the latest (as of 10/4/2013) version of PANDA and prerequisites installed. The username and password for the VM are "panda:panda", with root password "panda".

Also included is a Debian i386 QCOW2 image (created by Aurelien Jarno) that can be used to test PANDA. Once you have the VM booted and you're logged in, you can cd into the panda/qemu directory and do:

panda@pandavm:~/panda/qemu$ x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 \
-m 256 -hda ~/qcow/debian_squeeze_i386_standard.qcow2 -monitor stdio

This will start up an instance of PANDA and boot the Debian image. From there you can create recordings and replay them with PANDA's various plugins; see the documentation for more details.

Hopefully this will make it easier for people to get started with PANDA!