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so currently I am attempting to create a new KVM virtual machine using Virt-manager. I've extracted the .iso of Scientific Linux into the root folder of vsFTP I've set up with anonymous access. When finally starting the creation of the VM:

Unable to complete install: 'internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/3
qemu: could not load kernel '/var/lib/libvirt/boot/virtinst-vmlinuz.xuqh6u': Success
'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 45, in cb_wrapper
    callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 1909, in do_install
    guest.start_install(False, meter=meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 1236, in start_install
    noboot)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 1304, in _create_guest
    dom = self.conn.createLinux(start_xml or final_xml, 0)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/libvirt.py", line 2166, in createLinux
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateLinux() failed', conn=self)
libvirtError: internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/3
qemu: could not load kernel '/var/lib/libvirt/boot/virtinst-vmlinuz.xuqh6u': Success

I've also tried doing it using virt-install and get the same error.

I've searched for the issue, but haven't found anything helpful.

Any ideas?

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Why are you extracting anything from the ISO? The usual method would be to just set the ISO to boot the new VM and run through the installation process. You can directly boot a kernel image, but there's a lot of support infrastructure (file systems, working init, possibly an initrd image, etc) that needs to be in place. –  rnxrx Nov 27 '12 at 5:29
    
Its more to experiment with an FTP install than any actual reason. –  Fergus Barker Nov 29 '12 at 6:16

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