help - recovering virtual machine

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at
Sun Jan 3 15:50:44 UTC 2010

On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 10:29:14 -0500
Mail Lists wrote:

>   I have backups of the entire disk but cannot still boot f11. Is that
> .xml file stored somewhere ?

Libvirt itself stashes all its info in some random place, God knows
where :-). If you really have an complete disk image of f11, you might
be able to chroot to it, start libvirtd, and do the dumpxml command
that way :-).

If your runs of the XP image with the qemu command line work with
no activation problems, you can probably tweak the new machine
definition xml to match the qemu command line, since basically all
the xml does is define the things it will pass to qemu (you just
have to guess how to translate things :-). More or less complete
docs for the xml appear at

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