Virt-Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 Getting Cannot Access Storage File Permission Denied



  • I have existing VMs that worked under Ubuntu 19.04. I did a fresh install of 20.04 and now get this error...

    Unable to complete install: 'Cannot access storage file '/path/to/vms' (as uid:64055, gid:108): Permission denied'

    I can't find any way around it. Not making it 777, not running virt-manager as root, nothing. It just always gives that error. Ideas?



  • Went through EVERY suggesting on permissions, but in the end, the only thing that worked at all was moving it to run as root. Works now.



  • Went through EVERY suggesting on permissions, but in the end, the only thing that worked at all was moving it to run as root. Works now.



  • To do that....

    Edit...

    sudo vi /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf
    

    And set...

    user = "root"
    group = "root"
    

    And then...

    sudo systemctl restart libvirtd