[virt-tools-list] how to change machine type in virt-manager

Marc Haber mh+virt-tools-list at zugschlus.de
Sun Nov 27 13:12:14 UTC 2016


according to https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=845964
and my own experiences, the combo of qemu, libvirt and virt-manager
that is currently in Debian unstable causes guests to hang during
reboot if the machine type is set to some older value like pc-0.14.
pc-i440fx-2.7 works fine.

Doing the replace manually on one of my xmls showed that a simple
replace is unproblematic, but is there a more "cleaner" way between
editing the XML and totally recreating the machine entry with

Working XML:
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.7'>hvm</type>

Non-working XML:
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.14'>hvm</type>

Any hints will be appreciated.


Marc Haber         | "I don't trust Computers. They | Mailadresse im Header
Leimen, Germany    |  lose things."    Winona Ryder | Fon: *49 6224 1600402
Nordisch by Nature |  How to make an American Quilt | Fax: *49 6224 1600421

More information about the virt-tools-list mailing list