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Re: [fedora-virt] virt-manager/libvirtd beginner question: how to "convert" qemu-kvm image for use by virt-manager



On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com> wrote:
> Tom London wrote:
>> I have a pre-existing qemu-kvm VM that I run with the following command:
>>
>> qemu-kvm -localtime -vga std -m 512 -usbdevice tablet -name "Windows
>> XP" -hda ~/VirtualMachines/raw.img -k en-us
>>
>> I've been trying to "convert/adapt" this to be run with virt-manager,
>> without success.  Is there a "recipe" I can follow?
>>
>> I ran the following 'virt-install' command on a "copy" of the image:
>>
>> [root tlondon ~]# virt-install --name=WinXP --ram=512 --accelerate
>> --os-type=windows --os-variant=winxp -v --import
>> --file=/home/tbl/VirtualMachines/gold-raw.img --vnc
>>
>>
>>
>> Starting install...
>> Guest installation complete... restarting guest.
>> [root tlondon ~]#
>>
>> But the VM fails to complete booting: I see the BIOS screen, followed
>> by the Windows "previous attempt to boot failed" screen, and an
>> endless cycling between these 2 screens.
>>
>> virt-manager shows the VM running.  I clean up each time by "forcing
>> shutdown" and deleting the VM from within virt-manager.
>>
>> I can boot the image (~/VirtualMachines/gold-raw.img) after this with
>> 'qemu-kvm' without problem.
>>
>> I've tried swapping '--sdl' for '--vnc', adding 'noacpi', dropping
>> '--accelerate', to no avail.
>>
>> Is what I'm trying to do feasible, or is the qemu-kvm image 'polluted'
>> with unsupported drivers and or settings?
>>
>> Appreciate any help!
>>
>> tom
>
> Hmm, can you run 'virsh edit yourvmname' (will launch vi by default),
> and in the <features> block, add:
>
>    <acpi/>
>
> If it isn't already present. Then try starting your VM.
>
> - Cole
>

Yup: perfectly fixes this.  Thanks!!!

Did I miss an option to 'virt-install'?

tom
-- 
Tom London


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