[virt-tools-list] OVMF not found when using Virt-Manager 1.2.1 on Ubuntu 15.10

Gizmo Chicken gizmochicken at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 01:18:12 UTC 2015

Okay, looks like there may be a problem with the OVMF package from
Ubuntu's repository.

I completely removed the OVMF package from Ubuntu's repository.  Then
I downloaded the appropriate rpm from Gerd Hoffman's repository at

After extracting that rpm to the appropriate location, I edited
/etc/libvirt/qemu.conf following the instructions found here:

I haven't yet created a VM with OVMF, but now at least Virt-Manager
can see UEFI.


On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Gizmo Chicken <gizmochicken at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I attempt to create a VM using Virt-Manager 1.2.1 with KVM on an
> Ubuntu 15.10 host, the pull down menu for selecting UEFI says that
> "UEFI not found" on the system.
> However, the OVMF package has been installed from the Ubuntu
> repositories, and according to my package manager, OVMF is installed
> at the following locations:
> /.
> /usr
> /usr/share
> /usr/share/doc
> /usr/share/doc/ovmf
> /usr/share/doc/ovmf/changelog.Debian.gz
> /usr/share/doc/ovmf/copyright
> /usr/share/ovmf
> /usr/share/ovmf/OVMF.fd
> /usr/share/qemu
> /usr/share/qemu/OVMF.fd
> 1.  Where does Virt-Manager 1.2.1 expect to find OVMF?
> 2.  Can I change where Virt-Manager expects to find OVMF?
> Here's a bit more info about my system:
> host:  Ubuntu 15.10
> virt-manager: 1.2.1  (installed from a custom deb file)
> virtinst: 1.2.1  (installed from a custom deb file)
> libvirt: 1.2.16  (installed from the Ubuntu repository)
> qemu: 2.3  (installed from the Ubuntu repository)
> seabios: 1.8.2  (installed from the Ubuntu repository)
> ovmf: package 0~20150106.5c2d456b-1build1 (installed from the Ubuntu repository)
> Thanks for any help you can provide!
> GizmoChicken

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