Boxes FAQ

Q: I get this error when creating a new VM box:

"Box creation failed" in the UI and this error in command line: (gnome-boxes:14762): Boxes-WARNING **: wizard.vala:155: Failed to create domain: unknown OS type hvm

A: Boxes (at least currently) depends on KVM so you need to make sure:

  1. Virtualization extensions are available on your computer and enabled in the BIOS setup.
  2. KVM modules are loaded, both generic 'kvm' module and process-specific one (e.g 'kvm-intel' or 'kvm-amd' etc) dependong on host CPU.
  3. libvirtd was started (done automatically by Boxes for you) after above mentioned kvm modules are loaded. To make sure of that, kill libvirtd (the one running as normal user) after loading kvm modules and launch Boxes.

Apps/Boxes/FAQ (last edited 2013-08-08 15:41:35 by WilliamJonMcCann)