[PVE-User] kvm issue

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue May 13 06:58:55 CEST 2008

> When I try start my virtual machine after the creation 
> process I get this when I press start does anyone know what's 
> going on ?
> /usr/sbin/qm start 101
> got unexpected startup message: open /dev/kvm: No such file 
> or directory start failed VM 101 start failed - 

You will need an machine with VT (virtualization technology) extensions,
or an AMD processor with SVM extensions (also called AMD-V). Test with:

> egrep '^flags.*(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo

Maybe you forgot to enable it in the bios? Most hosts need a real power
off/on cycle to enable that feature.

- Dietmar

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