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Support for Community Editions => LXQt => Topic started by: excalibur1234 on 03. April 2016, 11:18:44

Title: how to install virt-manager (alternative to virtualbox)
Post by: excalibur1234 on 03. April 2016, 11:18:44
i wanted an alternative to virtualbox for a long time. yesterday, i have tested virt-manager.
i needed a little while until i could successfully install and use it. here is what i did:

- installed these packages:
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sudo pacman -S virt-manager qemu ebtables dmidecode

- activated these services:
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sudo systemctl enable libvirtd virtlogd

- rebooted


then, i could successfully create a new virtual machine and install ubuntu 16.04 in it.
during that process i had the following problems:

- NAT did not work. therefore, i had to manually select my ethernet card and bridge network connection.

- after a short while, virt-manager lost connection to 1 kvm/qemu module. luckily, virt-manager offered 2 such connections and the other one was stable.



p.s.: after writing this post, i just saw that "virt-manager-qt5" in the AUR got updated recently. i am testing it  and will report back!
Title: Re: how to install virt-manager (alternative to virtualbox)
Post by: excalibur1234 on 03. April 2016, 17:46:51
virt-manager continues to run fine (but requires gtk3).

somehow, i do not manage to setup a virtual hard disk with virt-manager-qt5. virt-manager-qt5 looks really complicated and much less intuitive. either i am too stupid to use it or it lacks the function to work properly (at least on my system).

well, i think i will test it again in a while. virt-manager-qt5 seems to make progress and is actively being developed.