gnome-boxes is broken? what about qemu?

cornel panceac cpanceac at
Fri Apr 20 05:33:09 UTC 2012

2012/4/20 cornel panceac <cpanceac at>

> 2012/4/20 cornel panceac <cpanceac at>
>> 2012/4/20 cornel panceac <cpanceac at>
>>> One of the things that sounds interesting in the new fedora is
>>> gnome-boxes. However, every attempt i've made to boot a live cd (tiny core
>>> linux) in gnome-boxes, failed (nothing in journal). I've figured that i can
>>> try this also in qemu and so i discovered qemu is not installed. After
>>> installing, attempts to run qemu failed. rpm -ql qemu shows (no installed
>>> files). What is going on here? Is the qemu spec broken? Things have changed
>>> and i just haven't found out about it? Or, is gnome-boxes working for you?
>>> Maybe qemu?
>> The real message from rpm is this:
>> $ rpm -ql qemu
>> (contains no files)
>> $ rpm -q qemu
>> qemu-1.0-11.fc17.i686
>> By the way, i've also tried wary (a kinda puppy linux) and in gnome-boxes
> the message was the same: "Box creation failed!"

hmmm, it seems the qemu.spec points to qemu-kvm:

 $ cat qemu.spec  | grep Source0
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