[SATLUG] kvm problems

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Dec 21 14:05:59 CST 2013


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 01:06:53PM -0600, Jason Mann wrote:
> Is the BIOS configured for virtualization? I had to change one setting to
> get virtualization working on my laptop.

Yes, virtualization is enabled in the BIOS - triple-checked.

running in debug mode I get:

virt-install -d -r 2048 --accelerate -n win7 -f /home/kvm-images/win7.img --cdrom /dev/cdrom
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] DEBUG (cli:222) Launched with command line:
/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-install -d -r 2048 --accelerate -n win7 -f /home/kvm-images/win7.img --cdrom /dev/cdrom
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] DEBUG (cli:332) Requesting libvirt URI default
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] DEBUG (cli:334) Received libvirt URI qemu:///system
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] DEBUG (virt-install:291) Requesting virt method 'default', hv type 'default'.
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] ERROR (cli:451) Host does not support any virtualization options 
[Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:02:50 virt-install 1723] DEBUG (cli:454) 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-install", line 306, in get_virt_type
    machine=options.machine)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/CapabilitiesParser.py", line 748, in guest_lookup
    {'virttype' : osstr, 'arch' : archstr})
ValueError: Host does not support any virtualization options


Not sure what else to check....Anybody have an idea?

Thanks, -b.


> On Dec 21, 2013 12:39 PM, "Borries Demeler" <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> > I am trying to get kvm to run on my laptop (intel I7 with vmx extensions)
> > and am running into issues trying to run virt-install to set up a new kvm
> > image.
> > I have downloaded and installed from source all the relevant libraries and
> > programs,
> > so that libvirtd (ver. 1.2.0) starts up without error, virtualization is
> > enabled in the bios
> > (multiple power cycles after enabling), and the kvm-intel module is loaded.
> >
> > Yet, when running a command like
> >
> > virt-install -r 2048 --accelerate -n win7 -f /home/kvm-images/win7.img
> > --cdrom /dev/cdrom
> >
> > I keep getting: ERROR    Host does not support any virtualization options
> >
> > In fact, it doesn't matter what command line option I give to virt-install,
> > the error is always the same.
> >
> > I searched google to no avail (so far). Some suggestions say that RHEL
> > versions were
> > mixed to cause this problem, but my laptop is a 03/13 slackware-current64
> > distro installed
> > that is kept updated (64-bit with 32-bit extensions). Other suggestions
> > are the lack of
> > virtualization support in the bios or cpu, both of which I checked to be
> > in order.
> > Kernel module is loaded and /dev/kvm exists. There are no libvirtd errors
> > logged.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks, and Merry Christmas everyone!
> >
> > -Borries
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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