VM fails to start (machine.vala input/output error)
Submitted by Pascal Obry
I'm on GNU/Debian/unstable.
From GNOME Boxes I cannot start a VM. That is GNOME Boxes starts but when I try to start a VM (Windows) by clicking on it fails with the following on the console:
(gnome-boxes:29711): Boxes-WARNING **: machine.vala:611: Failed to start Windows XP: Unable to start domain: End of file while reading data: Input/output error
I still can start the VM with qemu directly, so my VM image is not corrupted:
$ qemu-system-x86_64 --enable-kvm images/boxes-unknown
I have looked at the recent updates on my machine and found an update for libvirt0. The installed version is 3.9.0, reverting to libvirt 3.0.0 from GNU/Debian/stable fixes the issue.
So the issue may be in libvirt or it is an incompatibility with GNOME Boxes.
Any idea to better understand what is going on?