[virt-tools-list] virt-manager 0.9.0 & virt-install 0.600.0 & unprivileged acoount & nfs installation

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Aug 15 00:37:07 UTC 2013

On 08/14/2013 11:03 AM, Salvatore Cuzzilla wrote:
> hello dears,
> i'm trying to perform a guest installation from an unprivileged account but it looks like virt-manager/install does't like it too much. The all installation is done from an nfs share and … i've got the some error with both virt-install & virt-manager: "ERROR    Error validating install location: Privilege is required for NFS installations".
> Is there anyway to complete the vm installation without root permissions?

With NFS, not really. However if the NFS share is already mounted on the host,
you should be able to do --location /path/to/mount, and then inside the
installer have it mount the NFS share. But to mount NFS on the host, you need
to be root.

- Cole

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