[fedora-virt] how to get rid of a hung VM install?

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Wed Apr 15 22:57:44 UTC 2009

On 04/15/2009 05:21 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   as a test to warm up for a virt seminar i still plan on giving, i
> tried to install f11 x86_64 inside of f11 x86_64.  i got as far as the
> graphical fedora screen, at which point the install hung.  and now, i
> can't get rid of that VM.
>   since i figure i pooched the install anyway (probably should have
> selected the basic video driver), i'm trying to simply delete any
> traces of that VM, but i can't.  the VMM "Edit"'s dropdown menu has
> the "Delete Virtual Machine" selection greyed out.  no matter what i
> do, when i restart the VMM, there's my "f1164" VM, no matter how hard
> i try to get rid of it.
>   so what are my options?
> rday
> --
> p.s.  i did the above with no loaded HW extension modules, just to see
> the effect.  not sure if that makes a difference.

The VM needs to be shutoff before virt-manager allows deleting it.
Right click the VM row, select Shut Down -> Force Off.

- Cole

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