Aug 17, 2010
I've been trying to get some kind of virtualisation solution for my Slackware64, and I'd been having an absolute nightmare trying to get virtualbox to work on my Slackware64 install, so I decided to ditch it and move to KVM instead, as a type 1 hypervisor, having had success with QEMU in the past. I installed qemu-kvm along with all the dependencies using sbopkg, and I didn't have any problems building it, nor creating a user for kvm, or anything of that sort. However, now if I try to open a .iso on a disk image I created using qemu:
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qemu-img create -f qcow2 ubuntu.qcow 4G
Which I am then easily able to access with qemu using the following command:
qemu ubuntu.qcow -cdrom /ISO/ubuntu-8.10-dvd-i386.iso -m 256 &
(I have an old ubuntu 8.10.iso on my PC that I used just to see if the thing would work) This works just as expected. However, if I try to launch the same .iso using kvm
kvm -hda ubuntu.qcow -cdrom /ISO/ubuntu-8.10-dvd-i386.iso -m 256 -boot -d &
all I get is "bash: command not found: kvm" I have already loaded the following modules: kvm, kvm-intel, tun. Could I be missing something?
 Also just noticed that though I have created a group for kvm and added myself to libvirt, but when I issue the command "groups" neither of them are there, though I did use:
groupadd -g 221 kvm
And I was under the impression that I just needed to add my user to libvirt, without needing to manually create the group itself.I may have misunderstood the procedure for installing this properly, but I'm not sure what I've done wrong.