Alceu Rodrigues de Freitas Junior wrote:
Anyway, I still have problems with the setup in my machine and I don't 
think is something related to hardware. Don't see how using QEMU would 
help with that.
  
QEMU provides simple virtualised hardware, which is often easier to deal with than real hardware.

For example the QEMU provided NE2000 style NIC works perfectly with OpenSSI, as does the QEMU IDE disk controller.

(KVM, if it runs on your machine) should give the same benifits.

For me the other advantage of QEMU is reducing the amount of work necessary to continue from a screw up.