Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443982
Qemu SELinux messages
Last modified: 2009-04-20 08:42:58 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using virt-manager to start create Qemu machines. When I finish to create
them / start them i get lots of Selinux messages. I already tried to relabel the
files stated there, but it does not fix the issues.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create qemu virtual machine using virt-manager
Created attachment 303633 [details]
selinux alerts i encounter
David-is this really a qemu issue or should this be reassigned to
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Assignee, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Where did you locate your disk images ?
As of Fedora 9, if you are running with SELinux enabled & enforcing, disk images
need to be located under /var/lib/libvirt/images/
(In reply to comment #5)
> Where did you locate your disk images ?
> As of Fedora 9, if you are running with SELinux enabled & enforcing, disk images
> need to be located under /var/lib/libvirt/images/
I think this might be the problem. I tried installing WinXP from the CD under qemu-kvm and it worked fine. Then I repeated the installation copying the iso to my home directory and virt-manager failed starting the virtual machine because SELinux forbids access to the iso image. I tried changing the context of the iso image as suggested by the troubleshooter but it didn't work. I had to change SELinux to permissive mode temporarily while doing the installation.
Missing info from reporter, closing
Mmmm, I promise I'll try this on my updated Fedora 10 laptop and post a comment here.
But, why images need to be located in /var/lib/libvirt/images/? can't a mortal user use his home directory? I think Qemu/KVM should work without root privileges.