Problems with using KVM/python-vm-builder on Intrepid

Stefan Undorf stefan at
Mon Feb 9 20:30:46 UTC 2009

yes, this connects me to the console without any problems

Dan Sheffner schrieb:
> can you just do:
> virsh -c qemu:///system
> and does that connect to the console?  If it doesn't you may be missing some packages.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Stefan Undorf <stefan at>
> To: ubuntu-server at
> Sent: Saturday, February 7, 2009 8:21:09 PM
> Subject: Problems with using KVM/python-vm-builder on Intrepid
> Hi,
> I am a complete newbee to KVM. I followed the guide
> to
> crete a virtual server machine of JeOS. I specified the follwing commands
>   sudo vmbuilder kvm ubuntu --domain test --dest test --suite intrepid
> --flavour virtual --arch i386  -o --libvirt qemu:///system --user test
> --name Test --pass test --firstboot --firstlogin --ip
> --mask --net --bcast
> --gw --tmpfs -
> and I get a directory test with a file disk0.qcow2.
> Now I do not know how to proceed. In the directory is exists no shell
> script like some tutorials state, so I tried
> virsh -c qemu:///system start test and virsh -c qemu:///system start
> test/disk0.qcow2 but get an error:
> Connecting to uri: qemu:///system
> libvir: QEMU error : Domain not found
> error: failed to get domain 'test'
> 1. Do I have created a VM? I am not really sure about this.
> 2. How can VMs be started?
> 3. Does anybody know what the --domain parameter of vmbuilder is? What
> kind of domain is this?
> 4. I do not understand the difference between the --ip and --net
> parameters of vmbuilder. Is there a difference?
> Stefan

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