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[Libguestfs] Inspecting VMware OVFs



Hi,

 

Maybe this is just a newbie question. I am trying to inspect VMware images with guestfish.

 

I am running Fedora 15 in a VSphere VM. Once Fedora is installed I do:

 

yum update

yum install ‘*guestf*’

 

Then I run guesfish on a copy of a Fedora 15 disk.

 

guestfish –rw –I –a Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk

 

with the following result:

 

libguestfs: error: unexpected end of file when reading from daemon.

This usually means the libguestfs appliance failed to start up.  Please

enable debugging (LIBGUESTFS_DEBUG=1) and rerun the command, then look at

the debug messages output prior to this error.

Or you can run 'libguestfs-test-tool' and post the complete output into

a bug report or message to the libguestfs mailing list.

 

Below is the debug trace. My understaningd is KVM or any hypervisor software is not required by the libguestfs architecture.

It seems like the most telling message is:

 

qemu-kvm: -drive file=Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk,cache=off,if=virtio: could not open disk image Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk: Operation not permitted

 

I presume I am performing a very basic function which is expected to work. 

 

Thanks in advance

Derek

 

libguestfs: new guestfs handle 0x2123650

libguestfs: [00000ms] febootstrap-supermin-helper --verbose -f checksum '/usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d' x86_64

supermin helper [00000ms] whitelist = (not specified), host_cpu = x86_64, kernel = (null), initrd = (null), appliance = (null)

supermin helper [00000ms] inputs[0] = /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d

checking modpath /lib/modules/2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64 is a directory

picked vmlinuz-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64 because modpath /lib/modules/2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64 exists

checking modpath /lib/modules/2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 is a directory

picked vmlinuz-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 because modpath /lib/modules/2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 exists

supermin helper [00000ms] finished creating kernel

supermin helper [00000ms] visiting /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d

supermin helper [00000ms] visiting /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d/base.img

supermin helper [00000ms] visiting /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d/daemon.img

supermin helper [00000ms] visiting /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d/hostfiles

supermin helper [00025ms] visiting /usr/lib64/guestfs/supermin.d/init.img

supermin helper [00093ms] finished creating appliance

libguestfs: [00095ms] begin testing qemu features

libguestfs: [00107ms] finished testing qemu features

libguestfs: accept_from_daemon: 0x2123650 g->state = 1

libguestfs: is_openable: /dev/kvm: No such file or directory

libguestfs: [00122ms] /usr/bin/qemu-kvm \\n    -drive file=Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk,cache=off,if=virtio \\n    -nodefconfig \\n    -nodefaults \\n    -nographic \\n    -m 500 \\n    -no-reboot \\n    -no-hpet \\n    -device virtio-serial \\n    -serial stdio \\n    -chardev socket,path=/tmp/libguestfsH4wsQ8/guestfsd.sock,id=channel0 \\n    -device virtserialport,chardev=channel0,name=org.libguestfs.channel.0 \\n    -kernel /var/tmp/.guestfs-500/kernel.2427 \\n    -initrd /var/tmp/.guestfs-500/initrd.2427 \\n    -append 'panic=1 console=ttyS0 udevtimeout=300 noapic acpi=off printk.time=1 cgroup_disable=memory selinux=0 guestfs_verbose=1 TERM=xterm ' \\n    -drive file=/var/tmp/.guestfs-500/root.2427,snapshot=on,if=virtio,cache=unsafe

open /dev/kvm: No such file or directory

Could not initialize KVM, will disable KVM support

qemu-kvm: -drive file=Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk,cache=off,if=virtio: could not open disk image Fedora15-2-disk1.vmdk: Operation not permitted

libguestfs: error: unexpected end of file when reading from daemon.

See earlier debug messages.

Or you can run 'libguestfs-test-tool' and post the complete output into

a bug report or message to the libguestfs mailing list.

libguestfs: child_cleanup: 0x2123650: child process died

libguestfs: closing guestfs handle 0x2123650 (state 0)


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