[virt-manager] Cannot create vm with machine type raspi2b
darkbasic at linuxsystems.it
Thu Oct 27 08:23:29 UTC 2022
Please excuse me if this is not the right place to file a bug. Let me
know which one is it and I'll be glad to comply.
I'm trying to use virt-manager to create a Raspberry Pi 2 virtual
machine on my Talos 2 ppc64le workstation.
In virt-manager I click on "New", then "Manual install", architecture
"arm" and machine type "raspi2b".
Next I set either "Generic or unknown OS" or "Debian 11" as operating
system, I keep the default 1024 memory and 1 cpu and then I disable
storage for this virtual machine (because I want to use an existing
image with direct kernel boot, see
I check "Customize configuration before install" and I click "Finish".
Unfortunately I get the following error:
Error starting installation: Did not find any UEFI binary path for arch
So I've decided to start from scratch and select "virt" as machine type
instead of "raspi2b" and change it back later.
With "virt" I manage to reach the configuration overview before the
At this point I have three options for Firmware:
UEFI is the default and if I change the machine type to raspi2b I still
have the same three options (/usr/share/qemu/edk2-arm-code.fd does
indeed exist in my file system).
Unfortunately clicking on "Begin Installation" leads me to yet another
Unable to complete install: 'internal error: Required option 'modelName'
is not set for PCI controller with index '1', model 'pcie-root-port' and
If I change the machine type back to "virt" I don't get any error.
I'm using app-emulation/qemu 7.1.0, app-emulation/libvirt-8.8.0 and
virt-manager-4.1.0 on Gentoo Linux ppc64le with a 4K page size kernel.
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