[fedora-virt] running Vista under KVM



I've been trying to experiment with running Vista under KVM today, but
I'm running into a cryptic error message that doesn't mean much to me:

Unable to complete install '<class 'libvirt.libvirtError'> internal
error QEMU quit during console startup

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 723, in
do_install
dom = guest.start_install(False, meter = meter)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 732,
in start_install
return self._do_install(consolecb, meter, removeOld, wait)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 767,
in _do_install
self.domain = self.conn.createLinux(install_xml, 0)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 915, in
createLinux
if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateLinux() failed',
conn=self)
libvirtError: internal error QEMU quit during console startup

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Here is what I did.

I made sure libvirtd was running, launched Applications -> System Tools
-> Virtual Machine Manager and walked my way through the wizard screens
until I get to the "Ready to begin installation" screen.

Summary

Virtualization method: Fully virtualized
Initial memory: 512 MB
Maximum memory: 512 MB
Virtual CPUs: 1

Install media

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista
Installation source: /home/waf/vista64.iso
Kiskstart source:

Storage

Disk image: /var/lib/libvirt/images/Vista-1.img
Disk size: 4000 MB

Network

Connection type: Virt...

ual network
Target: default
MAC address: -

Sound

Enable Audio: True

When I select Finish, I get a popup window with the error message.

I have the right processor capabilities to virtualize. It's a Core 2
T7200 with the following flags:

fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe
syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl
pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm

I can't seem to find a good KVM quick start guide on fedoraproject.org.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Wayne.






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