Running Ubuntu 16.04.1 armhf on Qemu
The setup will create a Ubuntu VM with LPAE extensions (generic-lpae) enabled. However, this writeup should also work for non-LPAE (generic) kernels.
The performance of the resulting VM is quite good, and it allows VMs with >1G ram (compared to 256M on
versatilepb and 1G on
versatile-a15). It also supports
virtio disks whereas
versatile-a15 only support SD cards via the