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[virt-tools-list] Re: [libvirt] Create a new VM from an existent image?



On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 1:19 AM, Cole Robinson<crobinso redhat com> wrote:
> (taking to virt-tools-list, this isn't relevant to libvirt)
>
> Jun Koi wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 1:59 AM, Cole Robinson<crobinso redhat com> wrote:
>>> Jun Koi wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Cole Robinson<crobinso redhat com> wrote:
>>>>> Jun Koi wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> To use libvirt, I am strying to use virt-install to create a new VM
>>>>>> from an existent (KVM) VM image. I did the following steps:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1) run libvirtd with "libvirtd -d" (I use the latest libvirt git tree)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2) Run virt-install (0.400.3) with my existent image in img/img.winxp
>>>>>>
>>>>>> # virt-install --import -n winxp -f img/img.xp3 --vnc --hvm
>>>>>> --accelerate --ram 800
>>>>>>
>>>>> That looks fine.
>>>>>
>>>>>> However, this step returns error like:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "ERROR    Could not find usable default libvirt connection."
>>>>>>
>>>>> If 'virsh --connect qemu:///system' doesn't work, you probably didn't
>>>>> configure your libvirt install correctly.
>>>>>
>>>> But it works! So the problem stays elsewhere.
>>>>
>>>> Do you have any suggestion?
>>>>
>>> Hmm, then you probably need this patch to virtinst, since our URI detection
>>> likely isn't as thorough as libvirt:
>>>
>>> http://hg.et.redhat.com/cgi-bin/hg-virt.cgi/applications/virtinst--devel/rev/030fbc6df74f
>>>
>>
>> I got the latest code from hg tree, and installed that.  But running
>> "virt-install" (without option) returns the error message:
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/local/bin/virt-install", line 36, in <module>
>>     from virtinst.VirtualCharDevice import VirtualCharDevice
>> ImportError: No module named VirtualCharDevice
>>
>>
>>
>> How to fix this problem?
>>
>
> There must be an install issue, you shouldn't have this issue. My guess is
> /usr/local/bin/virt-install isn't looking at the newly installed virtinst libs.
>
> What command did you use to install? What distro are you on? What does:
>
> python -c 'import virtinst; print virtinst'
>
> show? It should list the path to the newly installed virtinst, the one via
> your distro.

It prints out: <module 'virtinst' from 'virtinst/__init__.py'>""

I checked again, and see that virt-install was installed into
/usr/local/bin, which might not be the right place? It should be in
/usr/bin, right? So how to install virt-install there?

If that matters, I install virt-install by running "python setup.py
install". I am on Ubuntu 904, and I heard that Python 2.6.2 on this
distro has some problems with installation, so that they always put
code into /usr/local/ (??)

Thanks,
J


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