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Old 12-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
KenJackson
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[SOLVED] How do I use virtio drivers in Debian in a KVM virtual machine?


It amazes me how often I find the answer to a problem when I'm in the process of thinking through how I can most clearly state a question about it. Such was the case today. I'm posting it anyway since it might help someone else. Here is the question I had prepared to post:

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I installed Debian Linux in a virtual machine under KVM on my Fedora host computer. Now I would like to install the virtio drivers.

But the virtio-modules package says,
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Warning: This package is intended for the use in building debian-installer images only. Do not install it on a normal Debian system.
Oh? So how do I get virtio drivers in my normal Debian system running in a VM?
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The answer came as I searched for a link that referenced virtio drivers. The link I found says the drivers are (optionally) compiled into the Linux kernel and to just add if=virtio at the appropriate place on the command line.

It works! And since Debian uses UUIDs instead of device names, I didn't even have to modify the any grub files.
 
  


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