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Bug 452422 - qemu: could not open disk image
Summary: qemu: could not open disk image
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-22 18:44 UTC by Dalibor Karlović
Modified: 2008-07-24 08:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-24 08:13:03 UTC

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Red Hat Bugzilla 447808 None CLOSED QEMU unable to read qcow format (qemu 0.9.1) 2018-05-14 06:49:38 UTC

Description Dalibor Karlović 2008-06-22 18:44:48 UTC
Description of problem:
when I try to run some new downloaded ISOs with virt-manager, it says:

Unable to complete install: 'virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error QEMU
quit during console startup
qemu: could not open disk image


Unable to complete install '<class 'libvirt.libvirtError'>
virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error QEMU quit during console startup
qemu: could not open disk image

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 651, in do_install
    dom = guest.start_install(False, meter = meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/", line 845, in
    return self._do_install(consolecb, meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/", line 866, in
    self.domain = self.conn.createLinux(install_xml, 0)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/", line 833, in createLinux
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateLinux() failed', conn=self)
libvirtError: virDomainCreateLinux() failed internal error QEMU quit during
console startup
qemu: could not open disk image

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[dado@amelie ~]$ rpm -qi virt-manager qemu | grep -E "(Version|Release)"
Version     : 0.5.4                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 4.fc9                         Build Date: Fri 09 May 2008 08:21:13
Version     : 0.9.1                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 5.fc9                         Build Date: Mon 24 Mar 2008 10:32:08

How reproducible:
Download a Live CD ISO, start virt-manager, connect to qemu and create the new VM.
Actual results:
The above error.

Expected results:
Created and running VM.

Additional info:
It could be related to but I
can't be sure. FWIW, this works on F8.

Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2008-07-04 09:24:24 UTC
Same here. Is there any additional info that is needed to get this fixed?

Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2008-07-23 15:20:25 UTC
All disk images must be in /var/lib/libvirt/images/ to comply with SELinux
policy. Failing that you need to ensure the alternative directory you are using
is labelled with 'virt_image_t'.

Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2008-07-23 16:43:21 UTC
Thanks Dan, that works for me. As far as I'm concerned, the bug can be closed.

Dalibor, can you check if what Dan described in comment #2 works for you?

Comment 4 Dalibor Karlović 2008-07-23 17:14:15 UTC
Not really, I've already downgraded to F8, but I'll take your word on it that it
works. :) You can close this.

Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2008-07-24 08:13:03 UTC
Thanks, closing.

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