//First you need QEMU, if you don't already have it here is how to get it.
[*] Click "System" > "Administration" > "Symnaptic Package Manager"
[*] Type in you root password. If you are the Admin and you aren't sure, try typing in your own password as often it is the same.
[*] Select "All"
[*] Type "qemu" and you will go to in the list. There should be a plain white square, click on it, not that if it is green then you already have QEMU so you can just skip to next instruction.
//Next you may want kqemu accelerator.
[*] Type in kqemu, and then select kqemu-common in the same way that you selected qemu.
//Now apply the changes
[*] Click the green tick that says apply.
[*] A window appears, change nothing and press apply again.
[*] Let it install, once its finished close down Symnaptic
//Now for those who already have qemu, Join us here.
[*] Select "System" > "Preferences" > "Main Menu"
[*] Select the folder where you want to create the link
[*] Select "New Item"
[*] Where it says command type in the following.
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qemu -m 1024 -hda '[path-to-reactos-qemu-folder]/files/ReactOS.vdmk
[*] To check that you have done that correctly either open terminal or press Alt+F2 and type in you code and press enter. If QEMU run then you did it right. If you get an error or it doesn't work then check you code again, if you still can't get it to work then please post and I will try and help.
[*] Now add the name an optionally a comment. The comment will show when you hover over the item with the mouse.
[*] If you want to set up an icon the next few screens show you have to get one from the ReactOS site. Simply go to the link in the screen, save the image. Then in the "New Item" dialogue, click on the image in the top left, click "Browse", browse to where you saved the icon and the select open. note that this browse window will only show the folders and not the files. You will get a list of images in the folder, select the one you want and press ok.
[*] You have now set up the icon. To run qemu then you can very simply just click on the item in the start menu. Should save time with going through terminal.
This is my first tutorial so please go easy on me I hope the images have uploaded correctly too.
May thanks to everyone at ReactOS for a great OS.