[SATLUG] kvm problems

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sun Dec 22 08:51:11 CST 2013

Thanks Ron and Bruce for your responses! It turned out that installing the latest version of
qemu (1.7.0) got me past this error.
However, I haven't figured out how to make the vm's work at any reasonable
speed, right now there seem to be other issues I need to work through. Trying
to load an existing machine prevents input to the machine, and trying to create 
a new machine is really slow, which is surprising, since this is a fast computer.
Any additional thoughts that could make it work faster?


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 03:59:59PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Borries Demeler 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.
> kvm has been incorporated into qemu.
> Try the instructions at 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/qemu.html
> the instructions for installing a distro are there, but afterwards I 
> create a script to run with all the options.  For instance, to bring up
> my debian instance I use:
> $ cat start-deb2.sh
> #!/bin/bash
> SUDO=sudo
> [ $EUID == 0 ] && SUDO=
> $SUDO qemu -enable-kvm -boot c \
>            -drive file=/mnt/qemu1/debian2.img,if=virtio \
>            -m 2G \
>            -net nic -net tap -machine accel=kvm
> Getting networking up can be tricky.
>   -- Bruce
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