Re: Boxes on Mageia

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 10:27:28AM +0100, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 04:57:47PM -0500, Michael Hill wrote:
>> > I'm still attempting to get my jhbuild-on-opensuse working
>> There are boxes RPM in the OBS (and maybe in some repos), maybe they could
>> be useful.
>> > (still
>> > getting the livbirt/qemu error), but on another machine I've installed
>> > Mageia where Olav's great packaging effort makes installation so much
>> > simpler.  Responding to assorted errors I've found I needed to install
>> > libvirt-utils (and set up libvirtd to start automatically), as well as
>> > qemu-img.  Now when I select an iso file, I seem to get stuck here:
>> >
>> > Boxes-WARNING **: wizard.vala:136: Failed to create domain: unknown OS type hvm
>> This generally happens when libvirt fails to start qemu, maybe you'll find
>> something in libvirt logs. I think libvirtd has an option to tell you where
>> it's logging to.
> That means that there are not valid virtualization emulators installed
> on the host. ie, you have forgotten to install 'qemu-kvm' or equivalent
> RPM. You can check this with 'virsh capabilities' - make sure that
> command shows at least one <guest> section corresponding to your
> KVM install.

  And you need to manually insmod/modprobe the relevant KVM kernel
modules (which is something we really should solve ASAP).


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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