I am using this command (using
virt-install on a debian 7 host) to start the installation of
windows7 guest OS. I have assembled the following from a plethora of sites
virt-install --connect qemu:///system \ -n win7vnc -r 2048 --vcpus=2 \ --disk path=/mnt/hd_nass/vms/win7/win7.img,format=qcow2 \ --network network=default,mac=RANDOM \ --graphics vnc,password=johndoe,port=5900 -c ../../isos/win7_sp1_ult_64bit/Windows\ 7\ SP1\ Ultimate\ \(64\ Bit\).iso \ --os-type=windows --os-variant=win7 --boot cdrom,hd
The server is running headless but I presume the
vnc clause takes care of creating a suitable environment for qemu. This is not the case however as I get this error:
ERROR internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/2
what is more I get one additional error, that relates to the disk image:
kvm: -drive file=/mnt/hd_nass/vms/win7/win7.img,if=none,id=drive-ide0-0-0,format=qcow2: could not open disk image /mnt/hd_nass/vms/win7/win7.img: Permission denied
I created the image as my non-root user, with the command:
qemu-img create -f qcow2 win7.img 100G
still everytime I run
virt-install command above (as my non-root user), the image ownership is reset to
root:root. This could explain the “permission denied” error, but why would the img ownership change anyway?
EDIT: the log from the last dump is here
could not open disk image /mnt/hd_nass/vms/win7/win7.img: Permission denied Well, that confirms a permission problem.
Check the permissions of all the parent directories as well.
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