Bug 508665 - virt-manager (running as unprivileged user) doesn't let me install from NFS locations
virt-manager (running as unprivileged user) doesn't let me install from NFS l...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 501922
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F12VirtTarget
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Reported: 2009-06-29 07:57 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2009-09-22 09:55 EDT (History)
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Description Nils Philippsen 2009-06-29 07:57:16 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to install a VM from an NFS location, I get an error message about missing privileges after step 2 ("Provide the operating system URL").

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start virt-manager
2. Create a new machine
3. In step 1, choose "Network Install (HTTP, FTP or NFS)"
4. In step 2, use an NFS URL like "nfs://somehost.domain.tld/.../fedora/11/Fedora/x86_64/os", then click on "Forward"
Actual results:
Error dialog titled "Input Error":

Error setting install media location.

Privilege is required for NFS installations

I'm never asked for any credentials which would possibly give me this privilege.

Expected results:
Possibly at this point, virt-manager/PolicyKit should prompt me to type in the root password to acquire the necessary authorization.

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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-07-03 10:01:14 EDT
Thanks Nils, putting this on F12VirtTarget since it's unlikely to be fixed for F-11

Doing this via PolicyKit sounds sane - it would be similar to how nautilus allows users to do NFS mounts, probably
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2009-07-06 05:57:03 EDT
Perhaps virt-manager could display a slightly more informative error message in the meantime. E.g. if it's running as non-root, tell the user that nfs installations aren't possible?
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-09-22 09:55:59 EDT
Ah, I see we already had this filed - see bug #501922

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501922 ***

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