virt-install - Error Could not start storage pool: cannot open directory '/var/lib/libvirt/boot': No such file or dir

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virt-install - Error Could not start storage pool: cannot open directory '/var/lib/libvirt/boot': No such file or dir

Post by parkerc » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:30 am

I’m tying to create a virtual machine from the command line (of my QNAP device) and I thought I’d got everything set up right and ready, but it sadly fails with the following error.

Could anyone help me resolve it ?

I first created the disk image

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# /QVS/usr/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2 ./debian8.qcow2 8G
Formatting './debian8.qcow2', fmt=qcow2 size=8589934592 cluster_size=65536 lazy_refcounts=off refcount_bits=16
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and then I run the virt-install command...
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# /QVS/usr/bin/virt-install \
> --name debian8 \
> --ram 1024 \
> --disk path=./debian8.qcow2,size=8 \
> --vcpus 1 \
> --os-type linux \
> --os-variant debianwheezy \
> --network bridge=virbr0 \
> --graphics none \
> --console pty,target_type=serial \
> --location 'http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/main/installer-amd64/' \
> --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial
'
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Which results in the following..
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Starting install...
Retrieving file MANIFEST... 
| 3.3 kB  00:00:00 !!! Retrieving file linux... 
| 6.0 MB  00:00:01 !!! Retrieving file initrd.gz...
|  29 MB  00:00:04 !!! ERROR    Could not start storage pool: cannot open directory '/var/lib/libvirt/boot': No such file or directory
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The closest I seem to have to that location is as follows, but looking inside, it looks empty ?
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/QVS/var/lib/libvirt/boot
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Model Name : QNAP TS-253be (16GB) & TS-453D (16GB)
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