vmbuilder questions

Kent Tenney ktenney at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 15:01:42 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Dave Walker <DaveWalker at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Kent Tenney wrote:
>> I made the changes you recommend, still no bridging.
>> When I do
>> $ sudo kvm disk0.qcow2
> Hi Kent,
> Is this really the best way to start the virtual machine?

I haven't a clue.
It produces a window which displays a machine boot sequence,
which is what I expect to see. There's clearly large gaps in my
understanding of what's going on. The sequence described at

"This page aims at documenting how to a create virtual
appliance using Ubuntu Server Edition's JeOS and vmbuilder."

This gave me hope regarding being able to build and use vm's but
it seems the page presupposes a considerable amount of
understanding I don't have.

> You aren't
> passing any parameters, other than the actual img/qcow2 to use.
> Wouldn't it be better to launch it via "virsh", using the .cfg file that
> the vmbuilder generated?

Where would I find that file?
(the .cfg file I quoted above is one I wrote according to instructions on

> Once inside virsh:
> "create /path/to/image.cfg"
> The the network settings you have set out will be applied to KVM as
> parameters.  (Unless you want to use routed networking, which doesn't
> work right IMO)
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker


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