[arch-general] KVM troubles

Luna Moonbright luna.moonbright at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 00:57:56 UTC 2015

Fantastic, I love that book and am wanting to get the rest of the way through it. I didn't realize it was such an issue in KVM. I think it works in virtual box, but it would be nice to get it installed on KVM so me and a few guys can set up a class on exploitation. 

I'll keep working on it to.

On November 27, 2015 7:00:00 PM EST, Kyle Terrien <kyleterrien at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 11/22/2015 09:59 PM, Luna Moonbright wrote:
>> Does anyone here have experience troubleshooting
>> KVM installs in arch?
>> I am using virsh and virt-manager, the VM seems 
>> to successfully boot, but the virtualization window
>> is only showing a black screen with a cursor in
>> the top left of the window.
>> (on the host) journelctl -xe only shows one related error:
>> "libvirtd[298]: this function is not supported by the 
>> connection driver: virConnectGetCPUModuleNames" 
>> If it helps: the ISO I am trying to boot from
>> is the live disk that comes with "Hacking:
>> The Art of Exploitation"
>> Thanks in advance.
>I have the same book ("Hacking: The Art of Exploitation", 2nd Edition).
>I just successfully booted and installed the Live CD in KVM.
>The CD is a very old (EOL) custom Ubuntu Live CD (Feisty Fawn).  In
>virt-manager, I selected the "Ubuntu Feisty Fawn" preset, and that
>changed some of the defaults.
>- The Video card is set to VMVGA (I think this is the problem.  The
>  default is normally QXL, which is a really new super-fast
>  paravirtualized interface iirc.)
>- The hard disk is an IDE hard disk.
>- Fiesty Fawn does not support the EvTouch Tablet.
>For some reason, the LiveCD's bootloader took a long time to draw to
>screen.  I'm not sure why, but after I booted, everything seemed fine.
>I installed and rebooted.
>The repositories have been archived.  You will need to edit
>/etc/apt/sources.list and change every instance of
>"us.archive.ubuntu.com" with "old-releases.ubuntu.com".
>After this, I was able to install openssh-server and vim-gtk on the VM.
>I still need to figure out why sshfs won't work (fuse: failed to exec
>fusermount: Permission denied).
>I think the problem you are having is related to the QXL video driver.
>Thanks for giving me an excuse to dust-off the CD.  I really should
>more time to read through that book.  It's a great book.
>If you are curious, the XML dump of my VM follows.  (MAC address and
>UUID are obfuscated.)
><domain type='kvm'>
>  <name>hacking</name>
>  <uuid>13b0cfef-b878-470f-a690-000000000000</uuid>
>  <memory unit='KiB'>2097152</memory>
>  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>2097152</currentMemory>
>  <vcpu placement='static'>2</vcpu>
>  <os>
>    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.4'>hvm</type>
>    <boot dev='hd'/>
>  </os>
>  <features>
>    <acpi/>
>    <apic/>
>    <vmport state='off'/>
>  </features>
>  <cpu mode='custom' match='exact'>
>    <model fallback='allow'>Nehalem</model>
>  </cpu>
>  <clock offset='utc'>
>    <timer name='rtc' tickpolicy='catchup'/>
>    <timer name='pit' tickpolicy='delay'/>
>    <timer name='hpet' present='no'/>
>  </clock>
>  <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff>
>  <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot>
>  <on_crash>restart</on_crash>
>  <pm>
>    <suspend-to-mem enabled='no'/>
>    <suspend-to-disk enabled='no'/>
>  </pm>
>  <devices>
>    <emulator>/usr/sbin/qemu-system-x86_64</emulator>
>    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
>      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
>      <source file='/data/libvirt/images/hacking.qcow2'/>
>      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
>     <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
>    </disk>
>    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
>      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
>      <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/>
>      <readonly/>
>     <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='1'/>
>    </disk>
>    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06'
>    </controller>
>    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'>
>      <master startport='0'/>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06'
>function='0x0' multifunction='on'/>
>    </controller>
>    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'>
>      <master startport='2'/>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06'
>    </controller>
>    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'>
>      <master startport='4'/>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06'
>    </controller>
>    <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'/>
>    <controller type='ide' index='0'>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01'
>    </controller>
>    <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05'
>    </controller>
>    <interface type='network'>
>      <mac address='52:54:00:??:??:??'/>
>      <source network='default'/>
>      <model type='rtl8139'/>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03'
>    </interface>
>    <serial type='pty'>
>      <target port='0'/>
>    </serial>
>    <console type='pty'>
>      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
>    </console>
>    <channel type='spicevmc'>
>      <target type='virtio' name='com.redhat.spice.0'/>
>      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/>
>    </channel>
>    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
>    <input type='keyboard' bus='ps2'/>
>    <graphics type='spice' autoport='yes'>
>      <image compression='off'/>
>    </graphics>
>    <sound model='ich6'>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04'
>    </sound>
>    <video>
>      <model type='vmvga' vram='16384' heads='1'/>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02'
>    </video>
>    <redirdev bus='usb' type='spicevmc'>
>    </redirdev>
>    <redirdev bus='usb' type='spicevmc'>
>    </redirdev>
>    <memballoon model='virtio'>
><address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07'
>    </memballoon>
>  </devices>

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