Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458734
Can't create virtual machine guest
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:46:21 EST
Description of problem:
Unable to create/install/run guest operating systems. Running on AMD Phenom X4 (Barcelona) with 4GB memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 9 X86-64 Virtual Machine Manager QEMO, fully updated
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Virtual Machine Manager
2. Start localhost qemu
3. Select "new"
4. Accept fully virtualized. X86_64, qemu
5. Select OS_type = Linux, OS_Variant = Generic 2.6.x kernel (note: other choices yield same result)
6. Install from DVD, "Fedora 9 x86_64 DVD" (same DVD that was used to install bare metal OS on this machine)
7. Simple File, 10,000MB
8. Virtual Network (default)
9. VM MAX memory 512 MB (default) VCPUs: 1 (default)
10. select FINISH
11. After storage allocation completes, message box pops up saying "Unable to complete install: 'virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error Timed out while reading monitor startup output'"
12. select CLOSE
13. select FINISH again from "Create a new virtual system" box
14. Virtual machine is created with blue "Welcome to Fedora 9" startup screen
15. Can't select menu choice with mouse. Press 'enter' to install F9
16. Select language defaults.
17. When you get to the screen looking for installation media, receive "Fedora disk not found in any of your cdrom drives" message
Complete error message from step 11:
unable to complete install '<class 'libvirt.libvirtError'> virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error Timed out while reading monitor startup output
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 651, in do_install
dom = guest.start_install(False, meter = meter)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 845, in start_install
return self._do_install(consolecb, meter)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 866, in _do_install
self.domain = self.conn.createLinux(install_xml, 0)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 841, in createLinux
if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateLinux() failed', conn=self)
libvirtError: virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error Timed out while reading monitor startup output
Did you enable SELinux?
SELinux is set to permissive mode. I've had problems with SELinux and virtulization in the past, so one of the first things I did was to set it to
I am also seeing this problem with Fedora 10.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 453491 ***